The SBI served a notice of suspicion to the head of the occupation police of Balakliya, who tortured a local resident with electric shock

02/02/2023

The SBI employees, in cooperation with the National Police of Kharkiv region, served a notice of suspicion in absentia to a former law enforcement officer who headed the so-called "people's police" of Balakliya and tortured local residents during the temporary occupation.

After the occupation of the city, the former law enforcer immediately agreed to cooperate with the invaders. At first, he provided information about local law enforcement officers, and then got a position in the aggressor's punitive law enforcement agency.

He began to actively demonstrate his "effectiveness" here. He directed that a local resident be brought to the police station to "blame" him for drug dealing. To extract a "confession," the man was handcuffed and subjected to electric shocks.

The traitor also went to the local market on a regular basis and took money from sellers, which he then transferred to the russian military.

For such "efforts," the occupiers made him head of a punitive body in Balakliya. During the city's liberation, the traitor managed to flee to Russia.

Currently, he has been served in absentia with a notice of suspicion of high treason (Part 2 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for life imprisonment.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office is providing procedural guidance.

As a reminder, the previous head of the occupation police and later the mayor of Izyum did not have time to escape. The SBI detained him in September 2022.

We emphasize that the responsibility for treason committed under martial law will be severe and inevitable.