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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 prosecutors 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.
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