Censor.NET reports citing statistics obtained by the Legal and Judicial Newspaper that covers consideration of requests, complaints, and statements by investigating judges during pre-trial investigations.
According to the statistics, 2,645 requests to issue a search warrant were filed to courts in 2012. 10,152 motions to provide temporary access to property and documents were submitted that same year.
"The statistics of 2017 is mind-blowing as the number of requests to carry out searches at homes and other premises associated with suspects skyrocketed to 118,884, which is 45 times more than in 2012. The number of motions to get temporary access to property and documents was 257,744. Approximately 85 percent of such petitions are being granted by the courts. Apparently, it is clear that we are on the right way to build a police-ridden state," the newspaper said.
"However, the disclosure rate has in no way improved despite such a vigor of the law enforcement," the news outlet concluded.