Policeman Sentenced to 3 Years of Jail for Torturing a Suspect

2008 2008-03-03T20:04:44+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

27-year-old policeman from Pinsk district police department tortured a person, who was suspected in having stolen a radio recorder from the car that belonged to the policeman’s father. In order to get confession from the suspect the policeman first beat him and than handcuffed his hands and feet and hanged him on a crowbar. After the tortures the suspects hands were paralyzed.

He told the police about all his thefts and was sent to the pre-trial prison in Baranavichy, despite the state of health. Only there he received medical aid, and the case was passed to the prosecutor’s office. As a result the policeman was sentenced to three years in medium security prison.