A citizen from the Moscow region complained of the battery by the police officers for the telephone call to doctors


24 May 2018

Fakhriddin Tagoymurodov applied to the Committee Against Torture for legal assistance. He reported that on 23 April of this year he was detained by the police officers who illegally used violence against him three times. Human rights defenders already applied to the Investigative Committee with this regard, as well as commenced conducting public investigation.

(Fakhriddin Tagoymurodov)

In his application to human rights defenders Fakhriddin Tagoymurodov reported that on 23 April 2018 he was walking down the street in Dzerzhinsky town, planning to go to Moscow. A police service vehicle stopped near him. Law-enforcement officers went out of the car and demanded that he went with them.

“You go with us!”, – that’s what the police officers answered to all Fakhriddin’s questions on whether they had any issues with him.

According to Tagoymurodov, intending to record the actions of the police he took out the mobile phone and wanted to start recording, but one of the law-enforcement officers seized the phone from his hand and slapped him in the face. After that Tagoymurodov was taken to the Dzerzhinsky police department of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia “Lyuberetskoye”.

According to the applicant, at the police department the same police officer hit him in the solar plexus.

“Despite the fact that I was in pain, the police officers refused to call doctors to me, told me stop “moaning like a woman”, they also made some insulting remarks of racial discrimination nature, – Tagoymurodov recalls. – After I managed to call the ambulance on my own, and when it was on the way, the police officers beat me up once again. This time they used both hands and feet”.

The ambulance medics delivered Fakhriddin to the first aid station. After the examination he was diagnosed with a chest contusion.

“On the next day the detainee was released from police, – lawyer with the Committee Against Torture Petr Khromov comments. – What is most interesting was that I was released without any claims whatsoever or any documents on detention having been drawn up. At least, Fakhriddin did not see a single document and never put his signature anywhere”.

On 11 May 2018 lawyers with the Committee Against Torture applied with a crime report to the investigative department for Lyubertsy of the Chief Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Moscow region. At the present time a pre-investigative check is being performed there, which is extended till thirty days.

“Apart from application to the Investigative Committee, we also applied to the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia asking to perform an agency check and evaluate the actions of the police officers, – emphasized Petr Khramov. – In our turn, we shall continue our own public investigation of this incident”.

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