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Russia: Two more police arrested in Kazan for alleged torture

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 20 March 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Two more police arrested in Kazan for alleged torture, 20 March 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f717aea32.html [accessed 21 August 2014]
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March 20, 2012

In Russia's central republic of Tatarstan, two police officers have been arrested and ordered detained for up to two months as investigators probe allegations that they were involved in torturing a man to force him to admit to a crime he never committed.

The two officers are from the same Dalny police station in the city of Kazan, where four officers have been arrested amid reports that they tortured another man to death earlier this month.

In the case of the two officers arrested on March 20, they are accused of beating and raping a detainee with a bottle last October during an interrogation over a theft.

Since news about the death of Sergei Nazarov, 52, in Kazan police custody emerged this month, a number of other Kazan residents have alleged police torture.

With reporting by Interfax and Novaya Gazeta

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