Sergei Nikitin (Amnesty International): "We are urging Russian authorities to end the pattern of impunity for torture and other ill treatment and investigate Ildar Dadin’s appalling allegations."

posted 2 Nov 2016, 01:00 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 01:10 ]
“Ildar Dadin’s allegations of beatings, humiliation and rape threats are shocking, but unfortunately they are just the latest in a string of credible reports indicating that torture and other ill treatment are being widely used in the Russian penal system with impunity, with the aim of silencing any form of dissent. We are urging Russian authorities to end the pattern of impunity for torture and other ill treatment and investigate Ildar Dadin’s appalling allegations. They must also immediately and unconditionally release Ildar Dadin, and provide him with full remedy for the injustice done to him. No one should be in jail for peacefully expressing their opinion.”

 - Sergei Nikitin, director of Amnesty International Russia

Source: 
'Russia: Shocking new torture allegations by prisoner of conscience must be investigated,' Amnesty International, 1 November 2016
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