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07.10.2008

First suspects identified over the death of a man detained in custody

   

The Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor has reported that a criminal investigation has been initiated against  three officers and a lower-ranking employee of the Chernihiv Regional Department for Fighting Organized Crime [UBOZ] in Prytuky on suspicion of inflicting grave bodily injuries causing death and exceeding their official powers  (Articles 121 § 2 and 365 § 3 of the Criminal Code, respectively).

The investigation is being carried out by the prosecutor’s office.

As reported here, Serhiy Kuntsevsky died on 2 October from a closed skull injury in the premises of the Chernihiv Regional UBOZ  in Prytuky.  Video footage of the actual detention showed officers putting a polyethylene bag over his head.  He was detained in the early afternoon and died at around 10 in the evening.

New information reported at http://human-rights.unian.net

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