Russian human rights advocates check reports on torture of Jehovah’s Witnesses
MOSCOW, August 15 (RAPSI) – Chairman of the Presidential Council for Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov has met in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area with the Jehovah's Witnesses adepts, who had earlier complained of tortures, the advisory body’s press service reports.
According to Fedotov, he will ask a Council member Yevgeny Myslovsky to become familiar with all materials of a procedural check conducted upon the complaints along with regional prosecutors and investigators.
Several months ago, human rights advocates received complaints from the Jehovah's Witnesses adepts. The regional ombudsman Natalya Strebkova also checked the reports, the statement reads.
According to the complainants, on February 15, law enforcement officers raided their premises and further they were questioned in the Investigative Committee’s office with the use of force.