Kyiv students gathered to commemorate Ihor Indylo
May 18, 2011, 3:31 p.m. |
Kyiv students gathered at Kyiv’s Shevchenkivsky district police department to commemorate Ihor Indylo, who died in custody on May 18, 2010. His parents and friends believe he was beaten to death by police officers while in their custody. Police officials deny the charges.
The demonstration started at 8.30 p.m. on May 17 in front of the police department. Students who laid flowers and lit the candles in honor of Indylo and other presumed victims of police abuse. More than 20 people spent the night outside of the police department. The “Say NO to The Police State” protesters say they have no political affiliation.
University student Indylo was brought to Shevchenkivsky police department on May 17, 2010. On the next day he was found dead in his cell. The Interior Ministry claims the victim was heavily intoxicated and died from head trauma he got when fell off a bench.
The Indylo case is being heard in Desnyansky district court (Kyiv). In April, the judge requested additional investigation, which is still under way.(Photos by Andrey Kravchenko)