Man in Ivacevičy complains about police-related violence
Siarhei Dyliuk, 57, has been reportedly beaten by police officers during interrogation at the Ivacevičy department of internal affairs on January 23. According to him, he was forced to sign a confession to stealing his neighbor’s TV tuner, as he feared the police officers could kill him.
Mr. Dyliuk said the police officers first tried not to leave any signs of violence, but then started kicking him. He was then thrown out of the police station.
On January 25, Siarhei Dyliuk was taken to hospital. Besides bruises on his legs, arms and face, he was diagnosed with a concussion. The police officers who beat him came to the victim’s ward and warned that if he complained he would have even more trouble. One of the policemen threatened that he would come to his place every day at any time of the day, and every time he would get in jail.
As a result, Siarhei Dyliuk wrote to the Prosecutor of Ivacevičy district and the Investigative Committee.
A representative of the police told Radio Racyja that a probe would be launched to investigate the violence report.