SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

An officer of a penitentiary facility in Simferopol is charged with overstepping legal boundaries, says a statement posted on the website of the Investigation Committee of Crimea.

“The investigation revealed that the officer knew an incarcerated individual was fatally injured after being beaten up by his cellmates but withheld that information,” reads the statement.

Currently, the officer is being held in custody whilst an investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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