29 October 2007, 12:59

Kabardino-Balkaria: defendants in the case of attack on Nalchik complain of tortures

The Kabardino-Balkarian Human Rights Centre has received five applications from the relatives of the persons accused of attacking the power agencies of Kabardino-Balkaria on October 13, 2005, asking to help in defending their rights.

The applications are accompanied by the detainees' letters, in which they write about tortures and beatings, which have been applied to them right after detention two years ago. The prisoners insist that all their evidences were taken from them under pressure, tortures, threats of rape and slow torturous murder.

We remind you that in connection with the events of October 13, 2005, in Nalchik charges were presented to 59 persons. The trial, where the case files make 1300 volumes, was started on October 11.

On November 25, another session of preliminary hearing will take place. Soon after the arrests made in October 2005, mass media published photos of the detainees with traces of tortures, some of them were placed in the Internet.

Earlier, only one of the detainees on the events of October 13, 2005, spoke about tortures and beatings applied to him. It was Rasul Kudaev, a resident of Khasanya village of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) and a former prisoner of the American Guantanamo prison. In his interviews before the arrest he also spoke about cruel treatment of Guantanamo prisoners.

Author: Luiza Orazayeva, CK correspondent;

Form of mobile communication
SMS: 8 903-767-6060
Know more? Do not be silent!
Lt feedback banner
All news

October 25, 2016 13:56

  • Media report about detention of Chechen natives in Germany

    The German law enforcement authorities have conducted several antiterrorist special operations in five federal states of Germany. 14 citizens of Russia, natives of Chechnya, are detained, the "Interfax" reports with reference to the local media without disclosing them.

October 25, 2016 13:12

  • Policemen charged in case of Vladimir Tskaev's death

    The chief of the police unit and eight staff members of the criminal investigation department of the Vladikavkaz Police are charged with abuse of power and use of violence resulting in the death of a detainee. One of the defendants has concluded a pre-trial agreement on cooperation, reported investigators.

October 25, 2016 13:10

October 25, 2016 08:30

October 25, 2016 05:05

News archive