facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Investigations reveal Russian police crime

April 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM   |   Comments

KAZAN, Russia, April 6 (UPI) -- The death of a suspect who Russian officers allegedly sodomized with a bottle has prompted investigations revealing police-related crimes, authorities say.

Kazan resident Sergei Nazarov, 52, died shortly after his arrest March 9 while being treated for severe colon damage at a hospital. He told doctors he was raped and beaten by five police officers who have since been discharged from the force and detained, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

The incident sparked a spate of internal police investigations ordered in late March by the head of Russia's Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin.

The committee said Friday it opened an investigation into the alleged electrical torture of a suspect in Krasnoyarsk.

A court in the Kostroma region this week sentenced two police officers to three- and four-year suspended terms for beating two men to obtain confessions, RIA Novosti said.

"When they were rejected, they beat one of the men, then handcuffed the other and beat him," an Investigative Committee statement said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
3
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
4
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
5
Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback