Daily Archive for February 5th, 2006

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Two friends are arrested in connection with the disappearance of a young woman to whom they had given a ride. A criminal case is open into her alleged rape and murder. They are subjected to days of questioning that become increasingly violent and eventually descend into torture. But the young woman turns up alive and unharmed that same day, saying that she had gone to visit a friend without informing her family.


A former traffic police officer suffers several spinal injuries when he jumps out of the window of a police station while being tortured.


Human rights court orders Russia to pay for torture.