Rights Defenders Call on Head of Investigative Committee to Create Special Department to Investigate Offences by Law Enforcement Personnel

posted 27 Mar 2012, 07:54 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Mar 2012, 07:54 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 22/03/12 

· Human rights defenders  · Ministry of the Interior  · Public Prosecutors 

On 22 March Russian rights activists appealed to the head of the Investigative Committee, Aleksandr Bastrykin, with a request to set up within the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation a special department which would carry out investigations specifically in relation to the personnel of the police, the Federal Drug Control Agency and the Federal Penitentiary Agency. 

The authors of the appeal include the Moscow Helsinki Group, the Public Verdict Foundation, the Committee against Torture, the Agora Human Rights Association, Memorial Human Rights Centre, the Citizens’ Assistance Committee and the Movement for Human Rights. [Read more]