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Oleg Orlov: “I Hope Civil Society Experts will be Involved in Creation of Body in Charge of Investigating Police Crimes”

posted 29 Mar 2012, 12:13 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Mar 2012, 12:15 ]
29 March 2012

Memorial Human Rights Centre

On March 21, 2012, a group of human rights organizations – “Committee against Torture”, “Agora”, “Public Verdict”, “Memorial”, “Civic Assistance”, “Moscow Helsinki Group”, the movement “For Human Rights”, the “Youth Human Rights Movement”, “Groza” and others, sent a letter to Aleksandr Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee (IC) of the Russian Federation, proposing to create within the IC an independent body, which would be in charge of investigating into crimes perpetrated by officers of the Ministry of Interior, the Federal Drug Control Service and the Federal Penitentiary Service. According to human rights activists it would be the first necessary step to solve the problem of police brutality ( in Russian). [Read more]