Committee to investigate torture of Muslims in Tatarstan

A new committee has been set up to prevent and investigate claims of torture in the Russian republic.

Committee to investigate torture of Muslims in Tatarstan

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.

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