Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Militiamen Accused Of Tortures in Rostov Region Are Under Investigation

Posted by Info on 13/12/2010

Criminal proceedings had been started according to clause “abuse of authority with the use of violence” against three operative agents of the Criminal investigation unit of Department of Interior Affairs in the town of Bataiisk.
According to the investigation’s version, the militiamen while trying to get confessionary statements out a suspect of a theft of wheels from a car were beating him up and putting a gas mask on his head blocking air access.

“One militiamen has been detained on December 3, two others are only under investigation. They are not trying to escape or hide themselves. By the moment a charge of abuse of authority has been brought against them. Investigation is going on “, said Natalya Akhreeva, Prosecutor’s Senior Assistant.


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