Case No. 20756/04
Judgment date: 22 October 2009

The applicant was arrested on 6 March 2003, in Astrakhan, Russia, on suspicion of murder. He complained that he had been severely beaten during his detention in the Chernoyarskiy District Police Department between 6 and 14 March 2003, resulting in him being admitted to hospital with a brain injury of medium severity as well as bruising. The applicant stated that his injuries were the result of being ill-treated by police, whereas police officers stated that the applicant repeatedly hit his own head against both the wall and bars of his cell.

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