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Officers go on trial after citizen emerges from police station with no signs of torture

Officers go on trial after citizen emerges from police station with no signs of torture image

The military prosecutor on Thursday charged two police officers tasked with interrogating detainees, after news emerged of a young man leaving the prison on his two feet, suffering only from minor bruises to his back and fingertips.

The two officers are accused of violating police torture regulations, conspiring with enemies of the homeland, and inciting sedition within the force by promoting dangerous ideas like decency, compassion and forgiveness.

“These actions create a defeatist mentality and lower the morale of our police officers and encourage traitorous and faithless individuals to doubt our resolve,” the interior minister said in a statement. 

The minister said the police force acted quickly to deal with the fallout from the incident, creating a division to oversee torture and refine regulations governing it, and holding workshops for new officers to teach them the art of torture as well as refreshers for older staff members to introduce them to new techniques.