Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
NATO seeking to revive cold war-era climate — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:51
Situation in Syria gives grounds for cautious optimism — LavrovWorld September 22, 1:24
NATO secretary general comments on Russian military drillsWorld September 21, 21:34
NATO secretary general hails idea of deploying UN force in UkraineWorld September 21, 21:29
Russia ready to discuss alternative resolutions on UN mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 20:18
UN approves probe into Islamic State crimes in IraqWorld September 21, 20:10
Russia’s Alrosa mined all-time largest pink diamond in its historyBusiness & Economy September 21, 20:07
Russia submits Zvyagintsev’s film Loveless for OscarsSociety & Culture September 21, 19:16
KRASNOYARSK, April 23 (Itar-Tass) — Investigative authorities have decided not to initiate legal proceedings on suspicion of beating of Aslan Cherkesov, who is convicted of the murder of Spartak sport club fan Yegor Sviridov.
Senior aide of the chief of the Russian Investigative Committee's Krasnoyarsk regional department Olga Shamanskaya said this to Itar-Tass on Monday.
The regional investigative department on March 23 launched an inquiry to check the information that Cherkesov, who serves his sentence in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, was beaten up in a Krasnoyarsk jail.
The information that Cherkesov was beaten was reported by his attorney Igor Kuznetsov. "When meeting him, I saw Aslan was beaten. He came into the meeting room with a right leg limp, and he had scratches on his face and neck," Kuznetsov said.
The regional penitentiary service explained that the inquiry established that Cherkesov was not beaten and there were no offences against him. The prisoner, after the evening check, when he went down from his upper bunk, fell on his right leg. The next day, he began to limp. In reply to his fellow prisoners' questions, he answered that he struck his knee.
In October 2011, Cherkesov was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for the murder of Yegor Sviridov.
Last January, the Russian Supreme Court reduced the sentence by two months, and the sentences for the other convicts in the case were cut by four months, in accordance with the new versions of the Criminal Code articles.
At the same time, the Supreme Court ruled that Cherkesov's freedom after the serving of the term would be limited for two years more, when he is not allowed to do some actions without special permission.
The young Spartak football fan was killed at Kronshtadtsky Boulevard in Moscow on December 6, 2010. The murder raised a wide public outcry. The protest was also caused by the fact that all the suspects, except Cherkesov, were released after the detention. Five days later, the indignation resulted in mass meetings and disorders in some Moscow districts, including at Manezhnaya Square.