Dagestan: Verdict on Policemen who Beat Teenager to be Reviewed on Appeal in August

posted 27 Jul 2011, 11:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Jul 2011, 11:16 ]
26 July 2011

Translation by Memorial

Yesterday, July 25, 2011, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Dagestan agreed to consider an appeal against the sentence made by the Shamilsky District Court on May 20, 2011 in respect to police officers Shamil Magomedaliev, Gamzat Nurudinov and Magomed Magomedov, who beat a teenager, Makhmud Akhmedov, in the Shamilsky district police department on July 18, 2010. The policemen were sentenced to probation ranging from 2,6 to 4 years of imprisonment with deprivation of the right to hold positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for one year.

Makhmud's parents, extremely dissatisfied with this sentence, filed a cassation appeal. They had expected the perpetrators to receive a real sentence and go to jail.

Due to the absence in court of one of the policemen - Shamil Magomedaliev, who is currently hospitalized, - trial has been postponed to August 8, 2011.

See the history of Makhmud Akhmedov: http://www.memo.ru/eng/news/2011/07/26/2607112.html.

July 26, 2011

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