Moldovan police officer charged of torturing a minor
The Moldovan prosecutor office has completed investigation into the criminal case of a Chisinau cop being accused of a particularly zealous using of torture and other forms of inhuman treatment of persons detained after the April 7-8 events in Moldova's capital. The police officer will soon stand court on concrete charges of torturing a minor.
According to the prosecutor office's press release, the police major concerned detained the teenager without a legal ground and inflicted medium-gravity bodily injuries to him. To somehow create a semblance of legality of such actions, the officer tried to throw the youngster into an isolation cell of one of Chisinau police commissariats, but he failed to.
Now the major may receive 5 to 10 years in jail, after which term he shall be not eligible to hold a whole list of posts during 2-5 years. At the moment, he is at large on the recognizance not to leave.
After the April 7 events in Chisinau, the local police arrested over 2 hundred young people on suspicion of taking part in the pogroms of the parliament and presidential office buildings. The youngsters stated subsequently they had been detained in inhuman conditions and had been systematically tortured both physically and morally.