Senior lieutenant Biryukov from the Nizhegorodskiy district Directorate of the Interior is sentenced to three years of imprisonment for battering an Azerbaijani

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02 апреля 2009

Three years in a standard security penal colony and prohibition to work in the police – this is the verdict of the Nizhegorodskiy district court delivered to senior police lieutenant Sergey Biryukov for torturing detainee Emil Dadashov. Photo: convict Biryukov after proclamation of the verdict.

Today the Nizhegorodskiy district court has found Sergey Biryukov, officer of the Nizhegorodskiy district Directorate of the Interior in Nizhny Novgorod, guilty under  cl. «а», «б» p.3 art. 286 of the Rf CC (abuse of powers with violent treatment and use of special devices).

Photo: judge Evgeny Pyryev reads the verdict.

The court has found that defendant Biryukov acted intentionally, contrary to his duties, without an order issued by his heads and abusing his powers; at night on April 1, 2008 he got into the cell for administrative detainees where Mr. Dadashov was kept. When Mr. Dadashov refused to give the officer a cigarette, the latter kicked him once on the body, then he used an electric shocker against the detainee about 15 times and dragged him to the interrogation room. On the way to that room, Biryukov hit him on the head with his head thus breaking three teeth of the guy.

The same results were obtained in course of public investigation conducted earlier by the Interregional Committee against Torture where Mr. Dadashov had applied for help. n his last plea accused Biryukov did not admit his guilt and asked the court to acquit him.

Photo: convict Biryukov.

The court has sentenced Biryukov to 3 years of imprisonment in a standard security penal colony. Besides, he cannot work in law enforcement and public bodies for two years.

Emil Dadashov’s representatives – lawyers of the Interregional Committee against Torture who supported him throughout the process – find this judgment lawful and well-grounded.

Photo: victim Emil Dadshov and his representative, ICAT Investigation Department inspector Alexander Nemov.

When the judgment enters into force Emil Dadshov intends to sue the state for moral and material damages incurred by the policeman’s actions.