Posted 15 апреля 2021,, 09:54

Published 15 апреля 2021,, 09:54

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

The court classified the case of a Yekaterinburg resident shot by SOBR for 4 rolls of wallpaper

The court classified the case of a Yekaterinburg resident shot by SOBR for 4 rolls of wallpaper

15 апреля 2021, 09:54
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In Yekaterinburg, a court under the pretext of having a "state secret" classified a criminal case against a resident of Yekaterinburg, Vladimir Taushankov, shot by special forces.

According to the lawyer of the parents of the deceased, Aleksey Bushmakov, the participants in the process were forced to sign a document on non-disclosure of state secrets, allegedly in the case.

“There is a state secret in the case. The court classified it. I can't tell you anything. We all signed a nondisclosure agreement. Victims and witnesses. It is clear why this is done - so that no one knows anything. Before entering the hall, I handed over my phone and laptop, and I was not even allowed to take my notes out of the hall”, - the E1.RU edition quotes Bushmakov as saying.

Vladimir Taushankov died during an assault on his apartment on the night of June 1 last year. SOBR (Russian Special Police Force) fighters rushed to him after the shop assistants complained to them that an unknown person had stolen four rolls of wallpaper, worth two thousand rubles each, from a point of sale.

When the door of the apartment of 27-year-old Taushankov was broken into, he tried to defend himself, and the police shot him. Subsequently, they stated that in the apartment of the deceased they found two knives, a crossbow, a gas canister and an airsoft gun. However, the search was later declared illegal. At the same time, the names of the security forces who participated in the assault and murder of Taushankov were hidden from the participants in the process, assigning only serial numbers to the police. In such conditions, the parents of the deceased stated that they did not believe in an honest investigation and filed a complaint with the ECHR.

A criminal case was opened against the deceased under Article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Use of violence against a government official”), and the case was classified as secret from the press, although none of the participants in the process asked about it.