30 November 2011, Wednesday
On December 2, 2011 the Nizhny Novgorod regional court will hear the cassation appeal against the verdict in respect of former police officer, platoon commander of the detached company of the Patrol and Point-Duty Service under the Kstovo District Directorate of the Interior Vladimir Kiselyov, who is charged with cruelly beating 2 minors – Roman Vaulin and Nikita Kaftasyev.
We would like to remind you that on August 30, 2011 the Kstovo district court found Vladimir Kiselyov guilty under cl.”a”, p.3 of Article 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (actions of an official clearly exceeding his powers leading to a gross violation of human rights and legal interests, committed with the use of violence) and sentenced him to three and a half years of imprisonment in a standard security penal colony.
The convict himself and his lawyer disagree with the verdict and believe that it was delivered on contrived grounds and Kiselyov’s guilt was not proved. For these reasons they have filed cassation appeals to the Nizhny Novgorod regional court.
The Committee Against Torture, in its turn, agrees with the Kstovo court judgment in full and considers it lawful and well-founded.