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Plane crash autopsy reports by Russians are suspect: RMF FM

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 07.01.2016 18:34
Polish prosecutors have questioned the accuracy of autopsies by pathologists in Moscow for dozens of people who died in the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, private radio station RMF FM has reported.
Flowers at the site of the crash in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsFlowers at the site of the crash in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

According to RMF FM, Polish experts - who are carrying out their own investigation into the crash - say that the Russians did not report certain injuries in official autopsy reports, and also noted injuries which the victims never sustained.

Meanwhile, the TVN24 broadcaster has reported that the district prosecutor in Warsaw is currently translating documents from Russian investigators relating to gory pictures of the victims of the 2010 plane crash which earlier found their way onto the internet.

The 96 victims of the crash in western Russia included president Lech Kaczyński as well other top members of the Polish military.

“At the moment it is difficult to determine when the documents will be translated. Translators have received them in batches. Recently they received a second batch of these documents,” Renata Mazur from the prosecutor’s office told the broadcaster.

“The process of translation takes a long time, as much of them are handwritten documents or in small print,” Mazur added.

The Polish investigation into the publication of photos of victims of the Smolensk tragedy was first opened in 2012, but was suspended for some time.

The images leaked onto Russian, German and US servers included gory photographs of the victims of the crash, including some of the dead president. (rg/pk)

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