SK Kemerovo region began verification of information on suicide attempts of prisoners


СК Кемеровской области начал проверку информации о попытках самоубийства заключенных

SK Kemerovo region began verification of information on suicide attempts inmates of the local prison after torture

The investigative Committee for the Kemerovo region initiated the audit in connection with the received information about the attempted suicides of several prisoners of penal colony No. 37. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the regional SC.

“Conducted preliminary examination on the fact of attempted suicide of several prisoners, who thus expressed his dissatisfaction upon the technical inspection of the camera,” — said the representative office.

In relation to the correctional officers being tested on the fact of exceeding official powers.

The lawyer of the two convicts reported that the mass discontent caused the conditions of detention and the failure of the colony administration to receive complaints, after which the prisoners went on hunger strike.

The lawyer added that to resolve the conflict in a correctional institution came acting chief of the FSIN. According to the lawyer, in his presence, the prison staff beat prisoners, staged a hunger strike. Prenodule then convicted to start to cooperate with the administration of IR-37.

The interlocutor of “Interfax” noted that against one of the beaten prisoners from the prison staff have used sexual acts with the use of rubber batons. At the moment carrying out is appointed is judicial-medical examination.

During a meeting with inmates IR-37 a lawyer led a video in which one of the prisoners showed her the traces of the use of violence by prison officers and the consequences of a suicide attempt.

Informed about torture in IR-37 said the coordinator of the project Sergey Okhotin. According to him, they continue on 12 September 2017. The use of violence against prisoners in the administration of the institution has engaged the special forces unit of the Federal penitentiary service “Cedar”.


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