Putin signed a law on use of physical force against prisoners
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that regulates the use of physical force, special means and firearms to prisoners by the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN).
It is reported by Parliamentary newspaper with reference to official legal information portal.
According to the law, employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service have the right to use physical force, special means and weapons on the territory of penal institutions, detention centers, where security requirements established.
Also, according to the document, the Federal Penitentiary Service officers should be tested for an aptitude associated with the use of physical force; the abuse of authority in the application of force entails criminal liability.
The prosecution has replaced life sentence for Lieutenant of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksey Korotkov with 24 years behind bars in exchange for his support to the investigation: in particular, exposure of other gang’s members who had been dealing with murders of businessmen and random people for more than 10 years.