Personnel purges in Kaluga Regional MIA: 18 cases against officers in 2016
As reported by Head of the MIA Administration in the Kaluga region Sergey Plakhikh in a briefing dedicated to the Day of Struggle against Corruption, 18 criminal cases have been initiated against the region's police officers this year.
According to the General, the MIA Administration superintendency pays a lot of attention to the issue of corruption prevention in law enforcement bodies. First and foremost, he said, it is the MIA Internal Security Department which is responsible for this.
The 18 criminal cases are opened against 13 officers; as reported by the MIA head for the Kaluga region, three of them have already been convicted, while the cases of two others are being considered in court.
It should be noted that the detention and subsequent arrest of Head of the regional Criminal Investigation Department in the Kaluga region Dmitry Elistratov by FSB and Internal Security Department officers on December 7 was one of the recent high-profile cases. He is suspected of illegal business activities and abuse of authority.
Zaur Dadaev, who is imprisoned for the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, may soon be put in stricter conditions of detention. Being sent for any, sometimes contrived violations of the regime in a punitive confinement (SHIZO), Dadaev is being forced to pass a check on the lie detector and give evidence on the Nemtsov case.
The video showing prisoner being tortured by officers of the Yaroslavl correctional camp No. 1 (IK-1), which was published on July 20, caused a public outcry and the initiation of a criminal case by the Investigative Committee. However, a year ago, an ICR officer found no exceeding of official powers in the video, thus justifying the torture.
A large-scale purge of thieves in law, which started shortly after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s coming to power, continues in Armenia. After receiving threats of arrests, thieves were taken in custody for carrying weapons and drugs.
However, the thief, who is currently dividing the spheres of influence in Ukraine’s Odessa region with Antimoz Kukhilava through his representatives, has been sentenced in absentia. Mindiya Goradze is not in Georgia at the moment.