Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
Cargo spacecraft docks ISS in automatic modeScience & Space February 24, 11:58
Belarus to present to European Commission report on NPP stress tests' results - ministryBusiness & Economy February 24, 11:36
Funeral ceremony for UN Ambassador Vitaly ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 10:35
Moscow appoints acting permanent representative to UN after Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 8:25
Pentagon wants more senior-level talks with Russia on security of flights in Syria — mediaWorld February 24, 8:15
IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed about the visit by human rights activists to the detainees suspected of murdering Russian oppositionist Boris Nemtsov, chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov told a news conference in Moscow on Thursday.
According to Fedotov, the president has been informed of the results of the visit by members of the Civic Supervisory Commission Andrey Babushkin and Eva Merkacheva to a pre-trial detention centre in Moscow, where they met several detainees held there.
Fedotov also drew attention to the fact that Babushkin’s report on visiting the Lefortovo prison referred not only to a meeting with the suspects in Nemtsov’s murder, but also to a visit to detained Sakhalin governor Alexander Khoroshavin.
Babushkin’s statement posted on the website of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights says the suspects in Nemtsov’s murder could be tortured, asking the Prosecutor-General’s Office and the Investigative Committee to verify this information.
"There’re substantial grounds to believe that Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev and Shagid Gubashev have been subjected to torture," the statement says. Babushkin also asked the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service to "ensure the safety" of the detainees.
The appeal came after Babushkin visited the suspects in custody on Tuesday. He said Dadayev had numerous bodily injuries, while Anzor Gubashev had scratch marks on the nasal bridge, wrists and legs. "These bodily injuries were sustained after his detention," Babushkin said.
"We do not assert that they were subjected to torture. Further investigation is needed. They could sustain some of the injuries during their detention, but it’s difficult to imagine how one’s toes could be damaged during one’s detention," Babushkin told TASS.