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Russian Police Search Apartments Of Whistleblower's Wife, Brother


Former police major Aleksei Dymovsky speaks on the phone while President Vladimir Putin appears on television.

Former police major Aleksei Dymovsky speaks on the phone while President Vladimir Putin appears on television.

NOVOROSSIISK, Russia -- Police in the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have searched the apartments of relatives of Aleksei Dymovsky, the Russian policeman who accused police officials of corruption last year, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Vadim Karastelev, an expert at the Novorossiisk Committee for Human Rights who represents Dymovsky, told RFE/RL that police searched the apartments of Dymovsky's common-law wife and his brother.

Karastelev said police confiscated a mobile phone and a flash card from Dymovsky's brother.

Dymovsky made his accusations against Novorossiisk police on videos posted on YouTube in early November. He went to Moscow on November 10 and held a press conference during which he claimed to have taped 150 hours of incriminating conversations with his superiors discussing false arrests, placing drugs on innocent suspects, and bribe-taking.

He was then fired and is currently in custody facing charges of fraud.
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