Brutal treatment of prisoner by FSB at police station not recorded due to broken CCTV

Brutal treatment of prisoner by FSB at police station not recorded due to broken CCTV
Pavel Zlomnov

Doctors diagnosed the victim with a bruise and damage to the ligaments of the left wrist.

The police denied a member of the Public Monitoring Committee, Yana Teplitskaya, to a record of the brutal treatment of the FSB investigator of a prisoner at the duty station of the temporary detention center No. 1 in St. Petersburg, because at that time the surveillance camera was allegedly out of order. This is stated in the response of the regional MIA’s Main Directorate to Teplitskaya’s request.

On August 21, 2018, the FSB investigator Sablin came to the detention center to escort Pavel Zlomnov accused of arms trafficking to the special service’s building on the Zakharyevskaya Street. The prisoner had to sign a paper that he had been notified of the investigator’s right to shoot him in case of an attempt to escape. Zlomnov refused to sign the paper, as well as leave the detention center, fearing provocation.

The investigator put handcuffs on Zlomnov, but the prisoner huddled under the table. The FSB officer tried to drag Zlomnova out of the detention facility, but stopped when Zlomnov’s lawyer and father arrived.

An ambulance was was called for Zlomnov; the doctors diagnosed the victim with a bruise and damage to the ligaments of the left wrist. Before the arrival of the paramedics, the lawyers photographed the injuries and filed a request to obtain a video from the CCTV camera. The regional prosecutor's office also requested the video, but, as it turned out, the camera was broken, according to the police response.

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