Russia has filed a lawsuit against the interior Ministry after a video of the beating to death of a brother in the police


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The inhabitant of Kazan Sergey Drozdov has filed a lawsuit against the interior Ministry with a demand to pay two million rubles as compensation of moral harm after he watched the video of the torture and beating to death his brother in the police Department. About it RBC said the head of the Kazan human rights centre and partner of the “zone of the rights” Igor Sholokhov.

The suit is scheduled for March 19. The document says that during familiarization with the materials of the investigation into the death of a relative of blackbirds “saw the ligature marks on the hands and feet of his brother and looked at the tape from surveillance cameras. According to Sholokhov, the footage the police “tortured the brother of the plaintiff, caused him severe physical pain and suffering, humiliated his human dignity.”

“The plaintiff experienced a deep mental suffering, for it was clear that his own people at the whim of police officers in the last moments of life was subjected to cruel tortures. The death of his brother, the plaintiff also binds with the illegal actions of police officers”, — stated in the statement of claim.

In November 2017, four former police officers — Sergei and Alexei Pedicini, Edward Bolgarov and Oleg Bachurova — conditionally condemned for torturing the detainee Pavel Drozdov, who died in the police Department. They were convicted of abuse of office (part 3 of article 286 of the criminal code).

Drozdov was appointed Deputy Director of the Kazan technical school of rail transport. He was detained on 1 February 2012 for disorderly conduct in a cafe. According to the indictment, in the isolator of temporary detention, he “began to behave noisy, banging on the cell door, loudly indignant at the actions of police officers.” He was bound hand and holes in a pose “swallows”, and in a few minutes the man lost consciousness. Arrived on a call doctors pronounced him dead.

Four investigative Committee refused to initiate a criminal case until the video was shown to the torture. After this, four police officers have resigned, and the district Andrew Markunin committed suicide. For five years, the case has repeatedly tried to close. The case was referred to the court only after the appeal of Sergey Drozdov at the European court of human rights (ECHR).

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