MOSCOW, November 27 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened in Nizhny Novgorod over alleged putting a man to tortures in the regional anti-extremism police office in 2010, Igor Kalyapin, a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights and chair of the Committee Against Torture NGO, has told RAPSI.

According to the Committee Against Torture, Nikita Danishkin was arrested in late 2010 by officers of the Interior Ministry’s regional center for combatting extremism. Police officers allegedly tortured him in order to beat the testimony out.

The victim turned to the Investigative Committee nine years ago, but the case was not opened.

As the case was not yet opened, the NGO’s lawyers applied to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe this January, asking it to address questions related to execution of the ECHR ruling to Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.