Communist deputy agrees to take lie detector test
MOSCOW, August 16 - RAPSI. State Duma Deputy Vladimir Bessonov from the Communist Party said he is ready to take a lie detector test in the case that has been opened against him for beating police officers at an opposition rally.
Investigators believe that Bessonov organized an unauthorized rally on December 2, 2011, in Rostov-on-Don. When police officers asked the organizers to end the rally, Bessonov and his colleagues refused. The protesters then attacked the officers when they attempted to turn off the speakers, they maintain.
The Investigative Committee has submitted the case against the deputy to the Rostov Region Investigative Department. The State Duma deprived Bessonov of his political immunity and gave consent to initiate a case against him on July 6.
Bessonov does not plead guilty and says that he is determined to bring to responsibility Rostov police officers who, according to him, abused powers themselves.
Additionally, Bessonov maintains that the vote to deprive him of his immunity was held with violations.