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30.08.2005

New details of the action of the “Youth Human Rights Group (YHRG)” “Save the soldier from torture”

There are some improvements in the action of proceeding of beating Simonov E., the soldier recruited from Karelia. On the 15th of August Military Office of Public Prosecutor of the boundary body and the boundary troops of FSB in Dagestan republic making investigation has proved the fact of not following the military regulations in the commandant’s company of the military unit 2372. All the other facts mentioned by Simonov E. are to be checked up during the investigation. However, the defenders of the soldier still don’t have the official report of a medical examination of Simonov after the previous fact of beating. There is a fear that the report could disappear or be vitiated.
The government of Karelia has submitted the application to Military Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation. A representative of the mayoralty and his colleague has arrived to Kaspyisk. They addressed the mayoralty of Kaspyisk to let them meet all the soldiers serving in the military unit 2372 from Karelia.
The federal publications: “Izvestiya” and “Moscowski Komsomolec” got interested in the topic. We are waiting for the articles. During the action the mother got several letters of support, including from the hieromonk of Finland. The two of colleagues of Simonov E. who beat him and extorted money are from Karelia as well: Papkovich S. and Moiseev A. But during the additional investigation they denied everything. The witnesses of the beatings are afraid to tell the truth.

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