OMON fighters beat immigrants in reception centre

OMON fighters beat immigrants in reception centre

The Head of the ICR for the Tomsk region was instructed to conduct an audit.

OMON officers in Tomsk beat 13 migrants who were detained in the Reception Centre for Immigrants (ZVSIG). This was stated by members of the Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) of the Tomsk region.

PMC chairman Ivan Shevelev reported on the hospitalization of one of the victims. Regional ombudswoman Elena Kartashova visited the scene of the incident. She confirmed the use of force against migrants.

Znak.com writes that law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident. According to preliminary data, the employees of the power department arrived out of a call amid a conflict between migrants from Central Asia and representatives of the Center.

The residents of the Center told that "masked people" beat them with their feet. Several people were forced to lay down face down and policemen stand with their feet on backs. "They beat on the back. One person was tortured," the PMC reports.

The incident is investigated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs Bureau of Internal Affairs. The case of the beating is under the control of the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Tomsk region, Alexander Budnik. He said that law enforcement officers are reviewing CCTV footages.

Sergey Labutkin, Head of the Investigative Department of the ICR for the Tomsk region, was instructed to conduct an audit.

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