Will the court find the policeman guilty of tortures?


21 June 2009

  Tomorrow, on 22 July 2009 at 10 a.m. the Oktyabrsky city court (Republic of Bashkortostan) will announce the verdict for junior police sergeant V.F. Litvinov from the patrol and point duty service company  of the Oktyabrsky Department of Internal Affairs who is charged with abuse of office and cruel treatment (art. 286 of the RF Criminal Code).

     The prosecution asks for 3 years of conditional imprisonment on a 2-year probation and a prohibition of state service for 3 years.

    On 5 December 2007 in the city of Oktyabrsky,

Republic of Bashkortostan, junior police sergeant V.F. Litvinov together with senior police sergeant P.N. Timofeyev detained Mr. E.E. Guseynov. In course of arbitrary detention they twisted Mr. Geseynov’s arms behind his back as a result of which Mr. Litvinov broke Mr. Guseynov’s left arm.

    The victim’s interests are represented in court by a worker of the Bashkirian branch of the Committee against Torture.

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