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Dagestan: Sergei Evloev, prosecuted for a crime he did not commit, acquitted

posted 23 Jun 2012, 07:34 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Jun 2012, 07:38 ]
22 June 2012

For a long time, Human Rights Centre Memorial has followed the fate of Sergey Evloev, a citizen of Makhachkala in the Republic of Dagestan, born 1991. Members of law enforcement agencies repeatedly abducted, tortured and beat him, forcing him to confess to crimes which he did not commit. In the summer of 2011, a criminal case was fabricated against Sergey, after a hand gun and a stick of explosive were allegedly found in his home during a search. In addition, under torture he gave statements about an attempt on the life of a law enforcement officer and involvement in an illegal armed unit. Evloev was charged according to Section 2 of Article 208 (organisation of or involvement in an illegal armed unit), Section 2 of Article 209 (banditry), Article 317 (an attempt on the life of a law enforcement officer), Section 3 of Article 222 (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or possession of a fire arm, its main components, ammunition, explosive materials or an explosive device) and Section 2 of Article 167 (planned destruction or damage of property) of the Criminal Code of the Russian
Federation. The interests of Evloev were represented by lawyer of the Caucasus bar, Marat Sagitov, whom HRC Memorial hired, and Ziyaudin Uvaysov. [Read more]