21:22 / 07.05.2021
Criminal case launched against a federal service officer who beat Uzbek citizen in Tomsk

A criminal case has been filed against a police officer who beat an Uzbek citizen in Tomsk, the External Labor Migration Agency reported.

In the city of Tomsk, a federal service officer had violated the rights of an Uzbek citizen and used physical force against him.

The Tomsk Oblast Investigative Department has instituted criminal proceedings against the police officer on suspicion of committing crimes under Paragraph “a” of Article 286-3 (use of force or abuse of official power) of the RF Criminal Code. 

Earlier, social networks reported that a citizen of Uzbekistan had been beaten by a federal service officer in Tomsk, Russia.

It was noted that the reason for this was that the Uzbek migrant asked a question and demanded his rights. Although he presented his passport, the immigration officer asked him to show his driver’s license as well.

The External Labor Migration Agency said that the Uzbek Embassy in Moscow and the agency’s representative office in Russia had sent inquiries to the Russian authorities to clarify the situation, as well as to conduct a comprehensive and objective investigation.