On 17 January 2007, the City Court of Yoshkar-Ola commences hearings of the criminal case against the policeman from the Central Police Department (UVD) of Yoshkar-Ola who is charged with a number of crimes, as provided by points “a” and “b” of part 3, article 286 of the RF Criminal Code.
As you may know in December 2004, two young boys – Denis Darovskikh and Andrey Aplekaev – were convoyed to the Police Department. The accused policeman, as the investigation believes, physically injured them. When set free the boys went to a clinic and recorded the injuries.
The victims addressed a regional public organization the Man and Law. D. Egorshin, the lawyer, considered the boys’ claims and initiated a public examination and investigation. Experts from “the Man and the Law” managed to turn their work into a criminal case.
During the pre-trial investigation the victims were represented by a lawyer who was paid by the Public Verdict Foundation. At present the NN Committee Against Torture is representing their interests.