IK-11 prisoners: thief in law Vagon was alone in his cell at the time of death
Members of the local PMC have talked to prisoners of the Perm colony.
Prisoners of the Perm correctional camp No. 11 (IK-11), where thief in law Vladimir Vagin (Vagon) had allegedly hanged himself, have shared their observations. In particular, Ura.ru reports that the prisoners told the members of the Public Monitoring Commission that no one entered Vagon’s cell that evening.
In addition, one of the Commission’s members, Georgy Sitnikov confirmed that the place at the lattice door, where the body of the Nizhny Novgorod vor was found, is in a camera-blind spot. Nevertheless, the security camera footage has not been made available for the public yet. Immediately after the incident, the ICR said that Vagon’s cessation has no signs of violent death.
It is also noteworthy that the conversation of PMC representatives with the prisoners is carried out in the presence of warders. Despite the fact that they did not hear what they were talking about, they knew exactly which prisoner was interviewed. According to Sitnikov, they managed to communicate with four prisoners of the colony, who are serving time either in the cells adjacent to the scene of the incident or a little further.
The circumstances of Vladimir Vagin’s death were examined as part of the PMC mission to the 11th union of the Kama regioncolonies. Apart from the conditions of detention at the IK-11, the rights defenders checked the colony-settlement No. 23 and IK-4's special regime zone.
Earlier, the thief’s lawyer Andrey Guzev noted that he did not believe in the suicide version and intended to initiate an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Especially since 36-year-old Penza thief in law Maksim Novikov (Max Pioner) was found hanging in the punitive confinement of the same colony 2.5 years ago; his entourage did neither believe the suicide version.
It should be added that not long before the incident, Vagin was transferred from another correctional camp and he complained to his lawyers about threats on the part of law enforcers. He had to serve 2 years and 10 months out of 7 imposed by the Court.
The native of the Kaliningrad region crowned in 1995, Vladimir Vagin was considered one of the most influential representatives of the ‘Slavic’ wing of Ded Hasan’s thieves clan. In 2012, Vagon and other infamous thieves in law fell under the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for being members of the transnational criminal organization known as the Brothers’ Circle. In 2017, the American authorities excluded Vagon from the list, as he got the last sentence out of his 9 prison terms in Russia in 2016.
The release of authoritative thief-in-law Tariel Oniani (Taro) became a milestone event for the criminal world. The conflict with followers of Ded Khasan was put on hold for the duration of his almost 10-year-old prison term – the rival parties were waiting for the first steps of Taro. However, the law enforcement authorities decided to procrastinate the intrigue further and detained the crowned thief for 40 days immediately after his release. Still, taking that ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy is serving a prison term, his successor Shishkan keeps low profile, while other thieves-in-law are either abroad or disorganized, Taro has a chance to reassert himself as a serious power.