On Tuesday the Lyskovo court will appoint the date on which the case of the penal colony worker who battered a detainee will be solved


26 May 2008

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the Lyskovo district court (Nizhny Novgorod region) within the framework of Mr.Karpov’s case the accused, Mr. Martynov, IK-16 colony worker, will make his final statement. He is charged under article 110 of the RF Criminal Code (incitement to suicide) and cl. “a”, p.3 of article 286 of the RF CC (excess of official powers with violent treatment).
   The judicial investigation determined that colony worker Martynov had savagely battered detainee Karpov who could not stand the humiliation and tried to commit suicide by jumping off the barracks roof.
It should be mentioned that during the debates the state prosecutor demanded that the accused should be sentenced to 6.5 years of imprisonment.
   At present the Committee against Torture where Mr. Karpov applied for help is granting him legal aid and provides a lawyer.
In course of tomorrow’s hearing the court will appoint the date of final verdict, and the Committee against Torture will promptly notify the subscribers thereof.

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