Criminal case brought against five Lida policemen
A criminal case under Article 426, part
2 (abuse of authority or duty powers, committed by an official
holding a responsible position, or which ensued grave consequences,
or deliberate commitment by a duty official of actions which
evidently exceed the rights and powers, given to them at service,
accompanied with violence, suffering or insult of the victim, or the
use of arms and police gear."
According to the private cultural-educational institution "Platform-Innovation", the ruling on the initiation of the criminal case was issued on 5 March by the head of Lida District Department of the Investigative Committee Aliaksandr Urbanovich.
As stated by the "Platform" head Andrei Bandarenka, the case concerns the torture and humiliation of Lida dwellers Ivan and Bahdan Shkurko. The incident took place on 18 November 2012 and the information about it was published at the "Platform" website on 19 February.