Representatives of HRC to visit and inspect colonies and detention facilities in Karelia
The Human Rights Council (HRC) under the President of the Russian Federation will hold a three-day meeting in the region.
Representatives of the HRC will hold a meeting in Karelia from 8 to 10 February, upon which public figures will visit the colonies and detention facilities of the Republic. It is reported by the press service of the Council.
In addition, representatives of the HRC plans to explore a boarding school, an institution for the temporary detention of foreign nationals and meet with students of the Petrozavodsk State University. The mission is headed by Mikhail Fedotov, the Head of the HRC.
Recall that in the autumn of 2016 the media published a letter written by Ildar Dadin (Russia's first convicted under violations of the rules of the rallies), in which he filed for torture and abuse in prison in Karelia, where he was serving his sentence. Independent doctors, who examined the convict, did not find signs of his injuries, the investigators also said they had not found any evidence of the use of physical violence to Dadin.
Later it became known that after the check Dadin was transferred to a penal colony in the Altai region.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).