The Kstovo police officer charged with ill-treating a teenager will soon hear the verdict


12 August 2011

You may remember that on September 2, 2010 Nikita Kaftasyev’s mother applied to the Interregional Committee Against Torture claiming that her son had been cruelly beaten by the police. Nikita and his friend were detained on their way home and taken to the Directorate of the Interior. There, the teens claim, they were tortured and humiliated. According to preliminary investigation findings, the accused, being in a police office, using the teen’s refusal to answer his questions as a pretext, hit each of them in the groin. Later he continued the “preventive conversation” by using strangulation and kicks. In the morning, Nikita, wearing blood-stained clothes, was taken home by children’s officer of the Kstovo District Directorate of Internal Affairs Natalia Ryabinina.

The pre-trial investigation resulted in significant evidence to prepare a bill of indictment and transfer the case to court for a trial on the merits.

The policeman was indicted under cl. «а» p. 3 art.286 of the RF Criminal Code (actions of an official clearly exceeding his powers incurring gross violation of human rights and legal interests committed with the use of violence).

The defendant did not acknowledge his guilt or repent during the hearing. The state prosecution thinks that defendant V.Kiselyov should be found guilty of the charge and sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment.  

The verdict is expected to be pronounced on August 18, 2011 at 14.00 in the Kstovo city court chaired by federal judge Marina Nikolayevna Kirpichnikova.

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