Response stories

Excess of authority

Many cases of abuse of power by state executive authorities remain unpunished, as clients fear for their lives and for revenge by law enforcement.

The client was returning home with a friend. Police officers tied them up near the house and took them in handcuffs to the police department, where they were beaten and “coerced confessions” for a crime they had not committed. They were simply released 24 hours later, saying that they were lucky, that they have detained the real criminals. As it turned out later, there was a theft in their house, and they were the first to be under suspicion.

The client and his friend were asked to write a statement for illegal arrest. But they refused, fearing persecution by law enforcement