Veterans of Afghanistan against the investigators on the case Autuhovich

Veterans of the war in Afghanistan require to prosecute the investigation team, which conducted the investigation into Autukhovich. The corresponding statement was submitted to the Attorney General's Office on November 8.

This was reported by human rights activist Aleh Volchek. The statement noted that the February 8, 2009 Autukhovich and Yury Leonov, were arrested on suspicion of arson of property of the former head of the police department Volkovysk Sergei Katsuba and local tax collector Sergei Mandika. With them was also arrested former tax inspector Vladimir Osipenko. "According to their alleged crimes in 2005, the perpetrators have been convicted. Victims with new statements to the police in respect of these individuals did not apply," — said in a statement.

"During the investigation, the detainees were facing new charges — preparing terrorist attacks against the chairman of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Vladimir Savchenko and attempted Deputy Minister of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus Vasily Kamenka. Based on the judge's sentence according to Alexei Tetyukhin entrepreneurs charges were justified: in the court of steel publicized facts of artificial creation of prosecution evidence — compelling witnesses to give false testimony, torture of detainees and bribery. judicial investigation also found that investigators illegally detaining any innocent people in order to obtain the necessary corollary evidence under threat of bringing them to trial responsibility, "- said in a statement.

According to the signatories of the statement, these facts can be regarded as a consequence of abuse and arbitrary detention. All these illegal actions carried out by the investigation team led by head of the disclosure of particularly serious crimes of the past Interior Ministry of Belarus Viktor shreds. The actions of the head of the investigative group and other investigators have elements of an offense under Articles 424 and 426 of the Criminal Code (abuse of power and abuse of power).

On the basis of the veterans of the war in Afghanistan, requires a criminal case against members of the investigation, the public prosecution and the court found guilty of false imprisonment Autukhovich and Uladzimir Asipenka.

The statement signed by the co-chairs the organizing committee of the Republican public association of veterans of fighting in Afghanistan, "Defenders of the Fatherland" Oleg Volchek and Alexander Komorowski, as well as 12 other veterans of fighting in Afghanistan.

Sentences so-calledin the case of Vaukavysk were announced by the Supreme Court of Belarus in May 2010. Autukhovich was sentenced to five years and two months imprisonment in a penal colony, Osipenko — to three years of imprisonment in a penal colony.

Two other defendants — a former employee of the firm Autuhovich Alexander Larin and Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Kozlov — were sentenced to three years 'imprisonment to be served in a maximum security prison and two years' imprisonment in a penal colony without deprivation of the right to occupy leadership positions.

Avtukhovich convicted of transportation and storage of five cartridges for a hunting rifle, Osipenko and Larin — in the storage and transportation of arms and explosives, Kozlov — the fact that he knew about the finding in the school-lyceum № 1 Grodno grenade launcher, but did not disclose this .

Human rights activists believe convicted on the case political prisoners, pointing to serious procedural violations recorded during the trial.

56-year-old Vladimir Osipenko November 8 was released from Ivatsevichy penal colony number 22.

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