Investigative Committee of Chechnya refuses to initiate case over beating of teenager
The video footage which shows the beating did not convince the investigators.
The Investigative Committee of Chechnya refused to initiate a criminal investigation into the beating of a teenager in the Shelkovo MIA Department. The video recording of the incident is posted on the web, but the investigators did not consider it a sufficient basis, Human Rights Center Memorial reports.
According to human rights activists, the Investigative Committee conducted a pre-investigation check and concluded that there is no corpus delicti.
“That is, the facts of beating and insulting of the teenagers recorded on the video by some people in camouflage simply did not take place,” Memorial said.
The Center specifies that the incident occurred in November-December 2017. A teenager from Starogladovskaya village, Shelkovsky District, rudely spoke to the residents of Ilaskhan-Yurt of the Gudermes District in a telephone conversation. It is not known what exactly the teenager said, but the police learned about the incident. Later, the law enforcement officers forced the young people to apologize to the residents of Ilaskhan-Yurt. The records also show that police officers beat and insult one of the teenagers.