Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ukrainian police out of control..

"During 2010 and the beginning of 2011, more than 50 people have died in police stations [in Ukraine]..setting a bleak record...

Details and more, in English, here..

"..woman fell from the third floor [of a police station]. She had spent more than five hours in the investigator’s office, confessed to stealing a sack of potatoes.. then asked to go to the toilet and jumped from the third floor window..."

p.s. Former minister of internal affairs, Yuriy Lutsenko, who is currently being held in custody for 'failing to familiarise himself' with the case against him, has requested the investigator in his case be replaced. Lutsenko claims he had been kept handcuffed for seven hours several days ago. His attorney had been prevented from attending.

The former minister is being investigated for overpaying his driver whilst he was minister, for illegally continuing surveillance of Volodymyr Satyuk - a suspect in the Yushchenko poisoning, and for cost overruns during the Police Day celebration in 2009.

With shocking crimes like that being held against him, and in the hands of Ukrainian police, Lutsenko should consider himself lucky not to have his finger nails pulled out with pliers or be thrown out of a fourth storey window..

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