World Bulletin / News Desk
A new committee for to defend the rights of Muslims detained in the Russian republic of Tatarstan was set up yesterday after reports of torture.
Almira Zhukova, a lawyer, set up the committee after two Muslim brothers were reportedly tortured in prison and forced to sign a confession that they set fire to two Orthodox churches.
In 2012, another Muslim prisoner was allegedly tortured to death in a prison in the republic’s capital Kazan.
European Committee for the Prevention of Torture chairman Latif Huseynov also told RFE/RL that they too will launch an investigation into the claims.Last Mod: 08 Ocak 2014, 13:26