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24 March 2016

Victim of severe torture in Kabardino-Balkaria applies to the European Court

Today Russian Justice Initiative sent a complaint to the European Court on behalf of Inal Berov, who was tortured during his detention by police in Kabardino-Balkaria. Nalchik resident Inal Berov, a car mechanic, was detained on 7 March 2012. Police officers demanded that he confess to armed robbery. After an informal “talk” with the law enforcercement officers in custody, Berov was left with a fractured spine, a concussion and multiple hematomas all over his body, including the scrotum.

21 March 2016

Request lodged to transfer investigation of domestic violence murder case from Ingushetia to Moscow

A petition was sent today to the Investigative Committee of Russia requesting the transfer to Moscow of the investigation into Marem Aliyeva’s murder from the Ingush investigative authorities. Lawyer Olga Gnezdilova of Russian Justice Initiative said the reason for the petition was  “the absence of investigation results and the continued threats to the victims, despite the state protection measures. In the six months that have passed since the disappearance of Marem, the investigation has not advanced a single step.”

17 March 2016

European Court grants interim measures for Nalchik accused

On 17 March 2016 the European Court for Human Rights satisfied the request of Russian Justice Initiative to order the application of urgent measures to the situation of Amur Khakulov, convicted in the context of the armed attack on Nalchik, currently suffering from kidney disease. The Court ordered the Russian government to immediately provide Khakulov with treatment via hemodialysis.