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Kabardino-Balkaria: Police Continue to Prosecute Victim of Torture with False Accusation

posted 27 Apr 2012, 05:58 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Apr 2012, 05:59 ]
26 April 2012

Memorial Human Rights Centre

HRC “Memorial” sent a statement to the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

“Now I'm going to get a needle and infect you with AIDS”, is how a 'guardian of the law' threatened the kidnapped Inal Berov. The police officers ordered him to confess to having taken part in a robbery. Over the course of several hours, Berov was beaten, given electric shocks, and threatened with being shot. This all took place in a building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. After failing to achieve their aims, and evidently convinced of the innocence of the person they had kidnapped, the police officers released him. At the same time they threatened Berov, saying that if he were to report his beating and torture, they would find a way to have him imprisoned. [Read more]