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Ex-officer Lapin Guilty Of Torturing Sentenced to 10 Years In Prison

Posted by Info on 01/08/2011

Ex-officer Sergey Lapin under the alias of “Cadet” who was acknowledged guilty of beating up resident of Grozny Zelimhan Murdalov will spend ten years in prison. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted the supervisory appeal of the defense by reducing Lapin’s custody term by half a year.

The prosecuting party successfully proved the fact of detention of resident of Grozny Zelimhan Murdalov by “Cadet” in January, 2011. The investigation established that Lapin tortured him and then carried him away in an unknown direction. Murdalov’s further fare is unknown.

In March, 2005, Oktiabrsky court of Grozny sentenced “Cadet” to 11 years of imprisonment. However, in January, 2007, the Supreme Court of Russia quashed the verdict and directed the case for a new trial. On November, 27, 2007, the news appeared that Lapin was sentenced to ten and a half years of imprisonment.

Lapin was also prohibited to hold offices in law enforcement bodies for three years after release. Ex- lieutenant has already served over a half of his term therefore his attorney will solicit for release on parole in the nearest future.

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