Phone Call to Putin

Phone Call to Putin

Phone Call to Putin ( _ru. звонок Путину) is a Russian term for torture method used by Russian police to extract confession out of detainees. It consists of administering electric shocks to the person's earlobes. [ [http://www.newsweek.com/id/46885 A Phone Call to Putin. How do Kremlin authorities deal with whistle-blowers? Silence them] By Anna Nemtsova, Newsweek, Mar 13, 2006] [http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/10/2b0c6a68-453a-4af9-8586-8bc997c3ab81.html My Only Thought Was To Escape The Torture] by RFE/RL ] [cite web
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quote= _en. Among other things hanged at mochki ears electrical wires - operativnikov jargon for this is called "call to Putin". _ru. В числе прочего вешали на мочки ушей электрические провода — на жаргоне оперативников это называется «звонок Путину».
] [ [http://www.newsweek.com/id/46885 A Phone Call to Putin. How do Kremlin authorities deal with whistle-blowers? Silence them] By Anna Nemtsova, Newsweek, Mar 13, 2006] [http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/10/2b0c6a68-453a-4af9-8586-8bc997c3ab81.html My Only Thought Was To Escape The Torture] by RFE/RL ] .

This method was profiled in publications describing a case in Nizhniy Novgorod where a man was falsely accused of murder and rape. After surviving the "phone call" torture, he jumped out of a third-floor window to escape his tormentors. He broke his collarbone and became handicapped. His case was taken to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and became notable as "the first serious victory in a case of torture" brought to the Court against Russian government [ [http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/8323-6.cfm Police Are at War With the Russian People] by Yulia Latynina ] [ [http://2004.novayagazeta.ru/nomer/2004/57n/n57n-s05.shtml "Phone Call to Putin: A new method that the cops love. In the war against your own people, all tactics are good." (Russian)] Novaya Gazeta 9 August, 2004 ] The torture with electric shocks is common in Russia. [http://www.amnesty.org/russia/torture.html Amnesty International report] ] [http://www.amnesty.org/russia/pdfs/justice-report-eng.pdf Justice Report by Amnesty International] ] [http://www.amnesty.org/russia/torture.html Torture and ill-treatment] ] [http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/11/13/russia14557.htm UN Committee against Torture Must Get Commitments From Russia to Stop Torture] ] [http://news.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGEUR460041997?open&of=ENG-345 Torture in Russia "This man-made Hell"] - by Amnesty International, 3 April 1997 ] [http://www.amnesty.org/russia/torture.html "Torture and ill-treatment" - Amnesty International] ] [http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/11/13/russia14557.htm UN Committee against Torture Must Get Commitments From Russia to Stop Torture] ]

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