On 2 February in Nizhny Novgorod the court will start hearing the case about an Azerbaijan citizen’s battery by a police officer


23 January 2009

Photo: victim Emil Dadashov.

    On 2 February at 8:30 in Nizhny Novgorod regional court chaired by federal judge   Pyryev (room no. 17) there will be a preliminary hearing of the case against senior police officer, investigator of the Nizhegorodskiy district Directorate of the Interior of Nizhny Novgorod Sergey Biryukov charged with abuse of official powers with violent treatment. The victim of the officer’s criminal act is citizen of Azerbaijan Emil Dadashov.

Mr. Dadashov’s interests are officially represented by the Interregional Committee against Torture.

The preliminary investigation has shown that defendant Biryukov acted intentionally, contrary to his duties, without an order issued by his heads and abusing his powers; he got into the cell for administrative detainees where Mr. Dadashov was kept.  When Mr. Dadashov refused to give the officer a cigarette, the latter kicked him once on the body and hit him on the head with his head. The police officer is charged under cl. «а», «b» p.3 art. 286 of the RF Criminal Code (abuse of official powers with violent treatment).

It should be mentioned that the investigation authorities did not want to start a criminal case for half a year. The position of the Investigation Committee changed only due to the appeal of the Committee against Torture sent to court.  

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