Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights is initiating a lawsuit against the Department of Interior of Kostanai province pursuant to a decision of the UN Committee against Torture made in relation to the
Case of Mr. Alexander Gerasimov has caused a wide resonance in the country; in fact it has become a precedent for the
Mr. Gerasimov had been tortured, and the State has failed in its obligation to prevent torture and punish those guilty of the infraction of law;
Mr. Gerasimov, a victim of torture, has not received any compensation from the state;
The UN Committee against Torture urged
On March 27, 2007 police officers detained Mr. Gerasimov in the southern department of interior of the city of
After the torture took place Mr. Gerasimov was on a long-term care in health facilities, and continues to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the clear evidence of abuse and severe health consequences, no one has been found guilty of torture; Gerasimov did not receive any compensation for his injury.
In this connection Kostanai branch of KIBHR decided to file a lawsuit against those who tortured – Department of the Interior of Kostanai province, demanding compensation to the victim of human rights violations – Mr. Alexander Gerasimov.
For additional information, please contact:
Anastasia Miller — director of Kostanai branch of KIBHR and RL
Contact: phone / fax +7 7142 533640, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snezhanna Kim — a lawyer of Mr. Gerasimov
Contact: +7 701 2507867 — Mrs. Snezhanna Kim