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Joint Statement by Human Rights Organizations on Establishing of Special Unit in Russian Investigative Committee

posted 20 Apr 2012, 10:02 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Apr 2012, 10:04 ]
20 April 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Centre 

We welcome the decision of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) to create a new unit specialized in investigating into offenses committed by officials of law enforcement agencies. We are pleased that our call to establish such a unit, addressed less than a month ago to the head of the ICRF Aleksander Bastrykin, has been not only heard but also put into practice in such a short period of time. We would like to thank all the citizens that supported us and signed our petition in Internet. [Read more