“Electrocuted, threatened to kill the family.” Volgograd prisoner complains of torture in colony
According to the lawyer, the administration of the IK tried to prevent a meeting with the client.
A prisoner of colony No. 26 in the Volgograd Region, Aslambek Abubakarov, complained to lawyer Magomed Archakov about being tortured by the FSIN officers. According to Abubakarov, he was victimized at the command of the colony’s head, Rain reports.
“I was hit on the head, the whole body, heels, electrocuted, after which they forcedly took off my pants and threatened to rape me, asked me where my family was, threatened to find and kill my family,” says Abubakarov in his letter.
The described event allegedly took place on November 13, 2018. On November 8, the prisoner held a hunger strike because of the constant abuse from the prison staff, and on November 13 he was beaten first in IK-26 of the Volgograd Region, and then in SIZO-4.
According to lawyer Archakov, the administration of the colony tried to prevent his meeting with the client. At the meeting, Archakov saw traces of beatings on Abubakarov’s face. The prisoner spoke about the bullying, after which the lawyer filed a complaint with the regional FSIN’s internal security department.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.