22 February 2019, 08:28

KBR resident accuses law enforcers of torture

In the Tersky District of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR), a man was beaten up and strangled in an attempt to knock out testimony from him, investigators have reported.

According to their version, law enforcers grabbed the man, a local resident, knocked him to the ground and handcuffed him by putting his arms behind his back. The man was placed into a minivan; bag was placed over his head; then, he was strangled and beaten up. Law enforcers demanded from him to give information on the robbery case, to which the victim had no relation.

The suspects of torturing him have not been established yet.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in December 2017, Rustam Kuchmenov, a resident of Nalchik, complained to rights defenders that he had been tortured after detention. He identified five law enforcers, but none of them was removed from office; and then the case was closed. In January 2019, rights defenders demanded to resume the case.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 21, 2019 at 05:28 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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