Who we are

In 1998, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Nizhny Novgorod region responded to human rights defenders’ application concerning the police torture, with the letter, in which, among other things, it is stated: «no „facts“ of applying „torture“ are revealed on the territory of the region». In essence, this document provided the basis for creation of the Nizhny Novgorod Committee Against Torture in 2000. Since that time, the Nizhny Novgorod Prosecutor’s Office…

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What we do

Since the moment of its establishment, the main line of activity of the Committee Against Torture involves: — public investigation of complaints against torture, inhumane or degrading treatment; — representing the applicant’s interests in the investigative bodies and the court; — rendering assistance in obtaining compensation, as well as, if necessary, in conducting medical rehabilitation activities. The procedure and methods of public investigation based on complaints against tortures and brutal treatment…

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