A torture victim from Bashkiria has taken a rehabilitation course in Nizhny Novgorod


24 December 2008

 Ivan Smirnov from Bashkiria who had applied to the Committee against Torture for help after he had been battered by law enforcement agents took a rehabilitation course in the Nizhny Novgord regional neurological war veterans’ hospital from 9 till 23 December.  

Specialists of the Bashkirian representation of INGO Committee against Torture conducted a public investigation that showed that Mr. Smirnov’s rights had been violated under articles 3, 5 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“prohibition of torture”, “right to liberty and security of person”, “right to an effective remedy”).

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