Lahoisk: policemen are accused of torturing a suspect

2009 2009-10-12T22:41:02+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Lahoisk district prosecutor’s office has instigated a criminal case against two officers of the local police department. According to the information of the Ezhednevnik, they are accused of torturing a suspect.

According to the preliminary information, on 11 August 2009 an ensign and a sergeant of Lahoisk district police department guarded to the pre-trial prison a persistent criminal offender, who they suspected in a crime. They started severely beating him to receive a confession.

As it was later confirmed by the forensic expertise, the detainee suffered many bodily injures, and needed medical aid.

If the policemen are found guilty, they can be sentenced to up to ten years of imprisonment.