Held financially liable

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26 февраля 2009

 The Interregional Committee against Torture representing the interests of murdered Mr. Saveykin, has got to know that senior investigator Fedoseyev from the Oktyabrskiy Interdistrict Investigation Department of the Investigation Administration of the Investigation Committee under the RF Prosecutor’s office for Bashkiria was held disciplinary liable in accordance with the order of the head of the Investigation Administration of the Investigation Committee under the RF Prosecutor’s office for Bashkiria. 

The order was issued thanks to the efforts of the Bashkirian representation of the Committee against Torture in connection with multiple unlawful and ill-founded decisions not to start criminal proceedings taken by investigator Fedoseyev while investigating the notorious case- murder of sportsman Anton Saveykin by law enforcement agents. You may remember that on 11 September 2008 special police forces of the Drug Control Service conducted a special operation in Oktyabrskiy, Bashkiria, in order to detain Mr. P. suspected of possessing drugs. There was a shooting and Mr. Saveykin was wounded being in his car. Later he died because of the wounds. One more bullet hit a passenger bus, and it was only by chance that no one else was wounded. Mr. Saveykin’s parents applied to the Committee against Torture.  

Having conducted a public investigation, specialists of the Bashkirian representation of the Committee against Torture have concluded that the state has allegedly breached article 2 (Right to life) and article 3 (Prohibition of torture) of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

The Investigation Committee three times refused to open criminal proceedings under the fact of Saveykin’s murder, but due to numerous appeals, on 2 December 2008, the Oktyabrskiy Interdistrict Investigation Department of the IC under the RF Prosecutor’s office for Bashkiria opened a criminal case under p.2 of art. 109 of the RF Criminal Code (“Murder due to negligent performance of official duties”).

At present the Investigation Committee is investigating the case.