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09 December 2020, 18:28

Advocates report to ECtHR about signs of beatings on Dmitry Baksheev's body

Kuban advocates sent a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and attached to it a photo of bruises and cuts on the body of Dmitry Baksheev, who was sentenced for murder and who died in a prison hospital. Investigators refuse to institute a case on the Dmitry Baksheev's death.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on February 16, Dmitry Baksheev died at the tuberculosis hospital in Rostov-on-Don. According to the FSIN (Federal Penitentiary Service), he died of an exacerbation of his chronic diseases.

Advocates Yulia Fedotova and Alexei Avanesyan claim that before the funeral they managed to take photos of the Dmitry Baksheev's body and thereby detected numerous injuries.

The advocates are seeking an investigation into the causes of the Dmitry Baksheev's death, but the investigators "are playing standard procedural football," and they do not recognize the very fact of signs of violence on the prisoner's body, Yulia Fedotova states.

According to her, the advocates took 64 photos of the Dmitry Baksheev's dead body. "'Dear' investigators! Did you really think that we would not make any photos of the dead body before the funeral?! We got <...> 64 <...> photos with its bruises, cuts, and other injuries <...> And all of them, together with my new complaint about your ineffective investigation, have been sent to the ECtHR," Yulia Fedotova wrote on her Facebook page on December 8.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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