Vor Lera Sumskoy paid for information war against administration of Berdyansk colony
The former head of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine believes that the torture scandal in the BIK-77 was provoked by a thief in law sitting in the same prison.
The struggle of thieves in law for the zone of influence can be hidden behind the news about possible atrocities in the Ukrainian correctional colony in Berdyansk, ProBerdyansk reports.
Earlier, social activists published materials about torture, extortion, and even sexual violence in colony No. 77.
So, the activists videotaped one of the prisoners, who told about fingers crushed with forceps, inserting needles under his nails, causing burns with bulls, rape, nailing feet, etc.
Activists demanded that the authorities check the penitentiary institution. Berdyansk prosecutor's office began the proceedings. An expert group that arrived in the colony in the presence of journalists did not find the convicts who would confirm the charges.
The former head of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine, Sergey Starenky, shared his version of events. He believes that somebody wants to go over the head of the administration of the colony by means of information warfare. According to Starenky, the criminal authority Lera Sumskoy, who is sitting in the Berdyansk prison, plans to change the leadership to the one that is loyal to the crime.
“The initiator of the “repainting” of the colony to black is none other than the good old thief in law Lera Sumskoy. Now they have been allocated about 20,000 ‘not hryvnias’ from the common fund to shake the colony, to bribe journalists, to create an information fund on the Internet,” the former head of the Ukrainian colonies explained the situation.
Human rights activists adhere to the opinion that with such versions, they are trying to hide atrocities in BIK-77.
Video: Imprisoned from BIK-77 asks to stop checks
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.