Moscow demands compensation from Ottawa for beating Russian student at Canadian detention facility

The Russian Foreign Ministry insists on punishing those responsible for beating Russian citizen Denis Telyakov at a Canadian pretrial detention facility in August, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry, our embassy in Ottawa, and the Russian consulate general in Toronto will continue to demand that the Canadian authorities complete the investigation that was opened earlier into all circumstances of the incident, punish those responsible for what happened, including officials from the detention facility and the language school where Denis had studied, and also properly compensate for physical and moral damages caused to him and for the loss of workability," Lukashevich said in a commentary posted on the Foreign Ministry website on Saturday.

"Russian student Denis Telyakov, who was brutally beaten at a detention facility in Calgary, Alberta, on August 20 after he had been arrested on farfetched charges that were later dropped, has completed his treatment in Canada and is to come home within the next few days," Lukashevich said.

"We are grateful to Canadian doctors who managed to put Denis on his feet following serious injuries, and he has yet to undergo full rehabilitation and return to normal life on home soil," he said.

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