Through the window. Law enforcers’ illegal actions hit Shestun’s CCTV
The searches were conducted with gross violations, lawyers say.
PASMI published the video of searches in the house of Head of Serpukhov district Alexander Shestun, which proves that the investigative measures were carried out with violations.
In particular, the footages show how people in masks penetrate the house through the kitchen window and use force to Shestun’s wife Yulia and his eldest daughter Maria. Previously, the Investigative Committee claimed that law enforcers entered through the front door.
According to the newspaper and the video, the following legislative norms were violated: Inviolability of the Home (Article 25 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Article 139 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation); Illegal Use of Weapons without Grounds (Article 14.3 of Federal Law No. 40-FZ "On the FSB"), violation of the Search Procedure (part 4 of Article 182 of the Code of Criminal Procedure), Unreasonable Use of Physical Force (Article 22 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Article 286 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation); Illegal Deprivation of Liberty (Article 22 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and Article 127 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Moreover, the materials of the case against Shestun states that the detention of the district Head was held on June 13 at 5:30 pm, whereas the official was detained at 06:28 am.
Recall that the Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Alexander Shestun until August 13. He is accused of exceeding his official powers causing grave consequences in the allocation of land - the investigation estimated the damage at 62 million rubles ($980.400). Shestun does not admit his guilt and ties accusations with the revenge of Governor of the Moscow region Andrey Vorobyov.
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