The officers of Krasnodar Pre-Trial Detention Facility and Federal Penitentiary Service are brought to responsibility for the death of an arrested man

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22 September 2020

The officers of Krasnodar Pre-Trial Facility No.1 and the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Krasnodar Territory are brought to disciplinary action with regard to the death of Dmitry Kraskovskiy after he was beaten up in a Pre-Trial Detention Facility cell. The lawyers with the Committee Against Torture were informed about it by the Territorial Prosecutor’s Office.  
 
As we have previously reported, on 16 July 2020, Anna Kraskovskaya applied to the Committee Against Torture for legal assistance. According to her, on 3 June, 2020 her husband Dmitry Kraskovskiy was apprehended by the police officers under suspicion of having committed a crime provided for in item “d” of Part 4 Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (“illegal manufacture, sales or transmittal of narcotic substances on a large scale”). After the apprehension, the court took Dmitry into custody at Pre-Trial Detention Facility No.1 of Krasnodar. On 7 July 2020, at about 00.30, Kraskovskiy’s corpse was found in a cell of the Pre-Trial Detention Facility “with bodily injuries in the form of numerous contused wounds of the head, a closed craniocerebral injury”.

Investigator with the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the RF for the Central District of Krasnodar Sergey Kalashnikov told Anna that, according to the preliminary version, Dmitry was beaten up to death by his cell-mates: “He said that my husband was beaten by cell-mates who were beating him with a stick which they pulled out of the floor. Trying to cover the cause of death, they attempted to hang him, staging a suicide”.

On the same day, 7 July 2020, investigator Kalashnikov initiated a criminal case on the elements of crime provided for in Part 4 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of the RF (“intended infliction of severe damage to health which by negligence caused the victim’s death”).

On 14 August, investigator Artem Kosarenko, seconded to the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the RF for the Central District of Krasnodar, initiated a criminal case against an unidentified officer of Pre-Trial Detention Facility No.1 of Krasnodar based on the elements of crime provided under part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of the RF (“negligent homicide”).

Today, human rights defenders received an answer from the Head of Department of Law Compliance During Execution of a Criminal Penalties with the Prosecutor’s Office of the Krasnodar Territory Marat Kirguyev, in which, among other things, it is stated that “the Prosecutor’s Office of the Krasnodar Territory performed check based on the results of which legal violations are revealed in the part of the arrangement of the regime; with regard to this, on 16 July 2020, the Territorial Prosecutor’s Office made a submission to the Head of the Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory, which is reviewed and satisfied, and the officers of Krasnodar Pre-Trial Detention Facility and Federal Penitentiary Service are brought to disciplinary action”.