The Bashkirian Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed the official indictment for the officer who broke the neck bone of a Birsk student


26 July 2010
Photo: student Dmitry Aparin who was tortured by the police in Birsk.

    Very soon the case about tortures in the Birsk sobering-up station which is now closed will go to court.

The Interregional Committee Against Torture providing legal assistance to student Dmitry Aparin from Birsk has learnt that the Bashkirian Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed the charge against Vladimir Farkhutdinov, officer of the medical detoxification centre under the Birsk district Department of Internal Affairs,  accused under cl. «а», «c» p. 3 art. 286 of the RF Criminal Code (abuse of office with violent treatment causing grave consequences) and p.1 art.111 of the RF Criminal Code (infliction of grave damage to health).

According to the official investigation the conclusions of which coincide with the findings of the public investigation conducted by the Bashkirian representation of the ICAT, on February 10, 2010 5th-year student of the Arts and Graphics School of the Birsk State Social and Pedagogical Academy Dmitry Aparin was detained by the police and taken to the sobering-up station where he was brutally beaten by police officer Farkhutdinov. The battery resulted in a broken neck bone and Dmitry became disabled for the rest of his life.

Specialists of the Bashkirian representation of the Interregional Committee Against Torture will represent the interests of Mr. Aparin in court.

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