Photo: Alexey Shmatko page on Facebook
Businessman Alexey Shmatko sent to the President of Russia requesting to check the FSB Department in the Penza region, where he was tortured and extorted bribes. About this newspaper “Kommersant”.
“The last time You started to fight against the “cosmelenia” business. I am one of those many tens and hundreds of thousands of Russian businessmen, who took the business illegally thrown in jail, tortured, and in the end, I was forced to flee from Russia”,— says the businessman.
According to Shmatko, it abandoned the “roof of the FSB”, and then in 2010, the investigator UFSB across the Penza region Valery Tokarev charged him with illegal charges of embezzlement from the budget of 800 thousand rubles, including VAT. Businessman in jail “regularly abused” by the FSB.
Shmatko said that the investigator Tokarev demanded 500 thousand rubles for his release. In the end, the accused was forced to sign a confession “fear of reprisals”, after which he was sentenced to a suspended sentence, for which he paid a bribe to the investigator of the FSB and the judge.
After escaping from Russia, Shmatko was granted political asylum in the UK. Shmatko is part of the “London list” the business Ombudsman Boris Titov.
The entrepreneur has now decided to appeal to the President, because the media learned about the complaint on the same FSB investigator from the defendants “Penza” case of banned terrorist community Network. Defendants Dmitry Pchelintsev and Ilya Sikorski claimed to have been tortured.
The Volga military district court scheduled for April 25, the first meeting in Penza in the case of “Networks”.
A criminal case on the creation of a terrorist group and intent to undermine state sovereignty was initiated in October 2017 against 11 activists, anti-fascists in age from 20 to 30 years from Penza and St. Petersburg. The FSB believes that they have participated in an organization called “the Network” and going to have riots and bombings across the country. The accused’s family believe that they just played airsoft. Ilya Sikorski, Dmitry Pchelintsev, Victor Filinkov, Igor Shishkin and Arman sagimbaev claimed that confessed under torture. Young people threatens from 5 till 10 years of imprisonment.
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