Former police officers at Kazan’s Dalny police station get prison sentences

posted 19 Jun 2014, 02:11 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Jun 2014, 02:16 ]
16 June 2014

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Kazan's Privolzhsky district court judge, Aleksandr Schelyvanov, pronounced a verdict on former employees of the Dalny police station earlier today. This was reported by the chairman of the Kazan Human Rights Center, Igor Sholokhov, who is representing four of the victims.

Former deputy chief for criminal investigations at the Dalny police station, Almaz Vasilov, was given 15 years in prison. Former deputy chief of the police station Fahil Sabirzyanov was sentenced to 12 years, while former detectives Ramil Akhmetzyanov and Ilnar Ibatullin each got 10 years. All of them will serve their sentences in maximum security prisons. Former chief of criminal investigations Ainur Rakhmatullin was given a term of 8 years, while former detectives Amir Sharafullin and Denis Vasiliev were given 6 and 4 years respectively. These are to serve their terms in ‘general regime’ prisons. Aleksandr Fadeev was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment in a penal colony settlement.

Furthermore, the court satisfied the petitions of human rights defenders for the pronouncement of particular rulings with regards to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Investigative Committee, the Prosecutor's Office and the Office of the Federal Bailiff Service of Tatarstan in relation to the causes and conditions that contributed to the commission of crimes at the Dalny police station.

The criminal proceedings against the police officers (depending on the role of each of them) were investigated under the articles: "Intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm, resulting in the death of the victim" (Part 4 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), "Abuse of official powers and exceeding official powers by using violence and special means (points "a" and "b" of Part 3of Article 286), "Exceeding of official powers" (Part 1 of Article 286) and "Forgery by an official" (Article 292). There are 14 victims in the criminal case.

Translated by Ana-Maria Sirbu