FSIN denies involvement in allegations against Rus in Prison founder
At the same time, the press service said that the Service was obliged to provide to the Ministry of Finance all materials available.
The press service of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) stated that its employees had never filed any police report against the organization Rus in Prison or its founder Olga Romanova. At the same time, the press service said that the Service was obliged to provide to the Ministry of Finance all materials available after getting their request.
"The FSIN received a letter from the Ministry of Finance, demanding information on the lectures OOO Rus Sidyashchaya (“Rus in Prison”) had held for inmates and FSIN employees, as well as on the pamphlets issued and handed out to he FSIN offices," according to the official statement.
To remind, we are talking about the alleged grand theft of budget funds from the Rus in Prison Foundation. The founder claimed that it was the FSIN deputy head Anatoly Rudyi that had blown the whistle on her telling the law enforcement agencies that the money allocated for the lectures had been stolen, and therefore no lectures were held. The human rights activist wrote a few days ago on Facebook that she had decided not to return to Russia from Germany because of the proceedings. Romanova left the country on June 9, after Economic Crime Department had raided her office.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.