Charges were brought against one more police officer in the case of electricity torture of a citizen from Neftekamsk


26 July 2017

Yesterday, on 25 July 2017, charges were brought against Senior Criminal Investigator of the local police department Radim Khairullin in the framework of the investigation on brutal tortures of a citizen from Neftekamsk. This is the second Criminal Investigation officer of Neftekamsk who got involved in this case – as we have reported, previously the charges were brought against his boss, Ilvir Sagirtov. 

(Radim Khairullin, photo: https://02.мвд.рф)

On 22 November 2016 Vener Mardamshin applied to the Committee for the Prevention of Tortures asking for legal assistance. He said that on 10 November 2016 he was captured by four men; they handcuffed his hands, put a plastic bag on his head, pushed into the car and drove him away in the unknown direction. According to Vener, it turned out later that those were the policemen who took him to the local police department. After that they started beating him using truncheons and an electric shocker forcing him to confess to kidnapping of a woman. But the policemen’s attempts to get a confession to the committed crime from Vener were unsuccessful and they released him after taking an explanatory statement from him where he stated that he had been drinking alcohol with friends and had no claims to the policemen.

According to Mardamshin, an acquaintance of him helped him to get home. Vener’s wife called an ambulance, and the man was taken to the hospital in Neftekamsk, where he was receiving treatment until 21 November, and then was transferred to the hospital of Ufa. Totally, Mardamshin spent twenty seven days receiving hospital treatment. The doctors of Neftekamsk hospital registered the following diagnosis in the discharge summary of the sick person: “Concomitant injury, closed craniocerebral injury. Brain concussion. Concussion of cervical vertebrae. Closed compression fracture of the body of vertebra L1. Closed (old?) fracture of L1 spine vertebra on the right. Concussion of the left side of the pelvis. Both kidneys contusion. Gross hematuria. Numerous concussions, bruises, scratch marks and pinpoint wounds of the soft tissues of the head, body, upper and lower limbs. Post-traumatic ischemic neuropathy of radial nerve of the left forearm. Post-traumatic ischemic neuropathy of the fibular nerve of the left lower leg.”

(Photo: Vener Mardamshin)

On 28 December of last year the first person accused of the crime under parts “a, b” of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation («Abuse of office using violence and special equipment») appeared in this case – Head of the Criminal Investigation of the Neftekamsk police Ilvir Sagitov. At the present time he is in custody at the Detention Facility.

(Ilvir Sagitov, photo: https://02.мвд.рф)

His subordinate became the second accused under the same article – Senior Investigative Officer of the Department for Crimes Against Property of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Department of the Interior for Neftekamsk Radim Khairullin.   

“In the framework of the investigation of this case there are two defendants already, who, in the opinion of the investigation, were guided by careerist intentions when committing the crime, aiming at creating the appearance of improving the performance on detecting and solving the crimes,
 – lawyer with the Committee for the Prevention of Torture Evgeniy Litvinov, representing the interests of Vener Mardamshin, comments. – The investigation of this criminal case is ongoing and the investigation will still have to identify the personalities of the participants of that ill-fated evening and the role of each of them”.

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