Protection of the accused in the murder Nemtsov complained of torture in the ECHR

Lawyers Committee for the prevention of torture (KPP), representing the interests Zaur Dadaeva, filed a complaint to the European court of human rights, reported on the organization’s website. Human rights activists believe that “in relation Dadaeva been violated several articles of the European Convention — Prohibition of torture and Right to an effective investigation”.

According to CPPP, Dadaev in March 2015, “he told members of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow, was kidnapped on March 5, unidentified law enforcement officials, who for three days did not give him food, and tortured with electric current for the purpose of obtaining a confession in the murder of Boris Nemtsov”.

In the report of the POC have been described, in particular, “multiple abrasions on the toes, which, as explained Dadayev, were traces of the application of wires, through which he was beaten with electric current,” said the Committee. Thus began a public investigation into human rights activists “instantly faced with the actual difficulties and the reluctance of official investigators to inspect the statement” Dadaeva of torture.

According to the Committee, with reference to the lawyer Sergei Babinec, “there are substantial grounds for believing that Dadaev was applied unlawful physical violence”. “By the standards of the European court, the state should explain in such cases, the origin of the received injuries. However, the Investigative Committee refused to initiate criminal proceedings, having almost no investigative actions in addition to the survey the police and the Investigative Committee. There was not even a forensic medical examination, although we insisted on it,” said babinec.

The lawyer said that the words Dadaeva on torture, kidnapping and holding for three days “practically have not been tested”, and “the resolution on refusal in initiation of legal proceedings was recognised as lawful Basmanny district court of Moscow and the Moscow city court”. KPPP, according to the Pews, believes that “the investigation also violated the right Dadaeva to receive qualified legal assistance when refused to the lawyer Evgeny Gubin was the opportunity to meet with Dadaev and to get the detailed explanation”. The appeal against this refusal, a “violation of basic constitutional rights, in the Basmanny court and Moscow city court has not given positive results,” the lawyer said.

“In this regard, we were forced to turn to the European court of human rights,” said babinec.