The death of Tagir Khasanov

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • Victim of a bogus fight against extremism • On 17 January 2017 70-year-old Tagir Khasanov, a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, died in a prison colony in Saratov. He had cancer and since last October had been paralyzed below the waist. For unknown reasons, the Nizhny Novgorod…

Deaths in custody

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> • Professional ‘heart failure’: the Committee for the Prevention of Torture investigates • From time to time the news agencies report on the sudden death of a person, either in police custody or in a place of detention, which becomes the subject of an inquiry, on the…