The Prosecutor’s office has submitted charges involving the use of torture by police officers to the court


The Prosecutor’s office of the Zhytomyr region has investigated and passed on to the court criminal charges against eight officers of the law enforcement bodies.  The policemen are accused of crimes under by part 3 of Article 127, part 3 of Article 146, part 3 of Article 365, part 2 of Article 366, part 3 of Article 371 and part 2 of Article 373 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (torture, illegal deprivation of liberty, misuse of power, fraud committed by officials, etc.). This information was given to “proUA” by the press service of the General prosecutor’s office of Ukraine. In March of the current year the policemen illegally detained a citizen and tortured him extracting his "confession" to having committed a burglary.

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