The police has hastily puttied extremist slogans on the walls of cells for administrative detainees in the Nizhegorodsky District Directorate of the Interior


01 April 2011

 The police has speedily brushed up administrative detention cells before the visit of the Public Monitoring Commission for Nizhny Novgorod region this afternoon.

   Today members of the Nizhny Novgorod Public Monitoring Commission Dmitry Kazakov and Igor Kalyapin (by the way, the latter visited the Nizhny Novgorod Dierctorate of the Interior already yesterday, he was taken there unlawfully following his detention during the Strategy 31 rally) have conducted an inspection of cells for administrative detainees in the Nizhegorodsky district Directorate of the Interior for Nizhny Novgorod.  They have not found any critical defects in the condition of the facility. Some inscriptions on the walls reminding xenophobic slogans were freshly puttied. The only fact that has struck the PMC members is the primeval purity of law enforcers’ minds who, as it has turned out, are not aware of the federal law on PMCs, departmental decrees and the Police Act, as such.

Not only the PMC staff, but also a representative of the Regional Directorate of the Interior who arrived to the Nizhegorodsky district DIA for that purpose, have had to explain the norms and regulations of Russian law to the heads of Nizhegorodsky district DIA administration.

It should be noted that legal literacy of the police in the Nizhegorodsky district leaves much to be desired.

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