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Viciebsk police go unpunished in beating case

2016 2016-03-23T17:23:20+0300 2016-03-23T17:23:26+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Viciebsk city office of the Investigative Committee has refused to open a criminal case to investigate the beating of Pavel Rasliakou. According to him, he was badly beaten by employees of the Kastryčnicki district police department on 1 September 2015.

A student of the veterinary academy, Pavel Rasliakou said that the investigators beat him in the process of questioning about a case of theft. He said that police officers hit him several times “on the left ear, on the chest and the cheeks, with the purpose to extort confession”.

Pavel had then to seek medical assistance, and the doctors confirmed that the guy was beaten.

However, the decision argues that the student was never beaten by the police.

According to the authorities, by his false report Rasliakou tried to avoid responsibility for committing a theft.


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