The announcement of the sentence to two ex-policemen accused of beating to death a former paratrooper is postponed till 5 of February


01 February 2013

The announcement of the sentence to Sergey Belokobilsky and Alexander Shscukin, two former district police officers of Sarovsky DIA, accused of excess of their powers and infliction of bodily harm which led to the death of Sergey Titorov, a former paratrooper, was postponed till 5 of February. It is recalled, that the prosecutor asked the court to sentence the accused to 15-year and 8-year imprisonment, respectively.

It should be noted, that the Sarovsky city court has already passed sentences on this case twice. In 2011 both defendants were acquitted, and in 2012 Sergey Belokobilsky was sentenced to 4-year real imprisonment. Both judgments were abolished after the appeals of the lawyers of the Committee against torture who represent the interests of the victim’s relatives.

It is recalled that on January 25, 2011 Olesya Kurnikova, Sergey Titorov’s sister, appealed for help to the human rights defenders. In the process of public inquiry conducted by the employees of IRPO Committee against torture it was stated, that on August 6, 2010 the police officers beat mercilessly Sergey Titorov first in his house and then in the police station building, compelling him to sign a police report on administrative offence he hadn’t committed.

The investigator of the Investigative Committee RF came to the same conclusions. The policemen delivered multiple hand and leg blows to different parts of his body including the vital areas. The beating resulted in multiple bruises, two fractured ribs and ruptured spleen.

On August 7, 2010 the paratrooper who survived the hot spots, had war decorations and who was injured when he served in Kirovabad, died of  shock, caused by massive blood loss because of the ruptured spleen, in the resuscitation department of the Sarovskaya clinical hospital.

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