The Committee against Torture will send the claim of a Nizhny Novgorod pensioner who was unlawfully detained by the police during last year’s Dissenters’ March to the European Court


26 September 2008

Photo: Nizhny Novgorod pensioner Lilia Gremina.

   Specialists of the Committee against Torture are going to send an application on behalf of 70-year old Lilia Gremina from Nizhny Novgorod who accuses the police of violent treatment and unlawful detention on 24 March 2007 during the so-called Dissenters’ March in Nizhny Novgorod to the European Court of Human Rights.   

Ms. Gremina applied to the Committee against Torture for a public investigation. Having conducted the public investigation, specialists of the Committee against Torture concluded that the actions of the police and namely – unlawful and unjustified detention of Ms. Gremina, violent treatment – were rough, did not correspond to the principles and tasks of law enforcement and debased the elderly woman.

At present, basing on the information collected in course of the investigation, the Committee against Torture specialists achkowledge the fact of violation of Ms. Gremina’s rights under several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamantal Freedoms.

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