The preliminary hearing of the case against the OMON officers in Sochi is postponed until the 4 of September

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22 August 2007

The INGO Committee Against Torture informs that the preliminary hearing of the case against the OMON officers in Sochi, scheduled for today, is postponed until the 4 September 2007. The case will be examined in the Lazarevsky District Court of Sochi (Krasnodar region). You may remember that earlier the Lazarevsky District Court of Sochi had remanded the case file against the OMON officers to the prosecutor’s office for remedying the defects in the bill of indictment. You may also remember that human rights defenders from the INGO Committee Against Torture, Interregional Organization Mothers for the Protection of Rights of Suspects, Prisoners and Convicts (Krasnodar), Yoshkar-Ola City Human Rights NGO “Man and Law” and the Public Verdict Foundation (Moscow) had created a combined mobile group which had carried out a public investigation into the incident in the camp.