Yesterday, on 6 April 2017, Chairman of the Sovetsky District Court of Ufa Rustam Gainetdinov satisfied the motion of the investigator on extending the period under guard for head of the Neftekamsky Criminal Investigation Ilvir Sagitov till 12 June. As we have previously reported, Mr Sagitov is charged with torture of local citizen Vener Mardamshin.
(Ilvir Sagitov, photo: https://02.мвд.рф)
On 22 November 2016 Vener Mardamshin applied to the Committee for the Prevention of Tortures for legal assistance. According to him, on 10 November 2016 he was captured by four men near his house; they handcuffed his hands, put a plastic bag on his head, pushed into the car and drove him away in the unknown direction. According to Vener, it turned out later that those were the policemen who took him to the local police department. After that they started beating him using truncheons and an electric shocker forcing him to confess to kidnapping of a woman. But the policemen’s attempts to get a confession to the committed crime from Vener were unsuccessful and they released him after taking an explanatory statement from him where he stated that he had been drinking alcohol with friends and had no claims to the policemen.
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Yesterday, on 6 April 2017, judge of the Sovetsky District Court of Ufa Rustam Gaynetdinov satisfied the motion of the investigator of the second department on major cases of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Bashkortostan Pavel Valiev to extend the period under guard for Pavel Valiev till 12 June.
“As Vener Mardamshin reported in court yesterday, some unknown people on different cars follow him in Neftekamsk and he is concerned for his life and health and the life and health of his relatives”, – lawyer Emil Galimov, representing his interests, informs.
“I think that the motion of the investigator and the court ruling to satisfy it are well-grounded because the defendant, without any doubt, has serious capabilities to obstruct the progress of investigation, – lawyer of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture Evgeny Litvinov comments. – I would like to mention the stance of the Prosecutor’s Office representative: he also supported the motion of the investigator”.