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Russia: Appeal Case, Aleksei Mikheev

, Index number: EUR 46/067/2003

Despite criminal investigations and a civil suit, and much evidence supporting his allegations, no one has been prosecuted, charged or suspended from duty for the torture of Aleksei Mikheev.This document urges that police officers involved in the incident be brought to justice and that the results of criminal investigations be made available to the court considering the civil suit. In 1998, Aleksei Mikheev was arrested on suspicion of rape and murder. After sessions of prolonged electro-shock torture, he jumped through a third floor window and fractured his spine.

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