Employees of the Yaroslavl detention center suspected of inciting convicted person to suicide

Employees of the Yaroslavl detention center suspected of inciting convicted person to suicide
Alexey Sidyakin

Last year, a body of a prisoner with a head injury was found in one of the cells.

Yaroslavl investigators initiated a criminal case over inciting prisoner Alexander Sidyakin to suicide. Sidyakin body was found last year in one of the cells of Detention Center No. 1, RBC reports, referring to the press service of the regional ICR’s Directorate. According to human rights activist Vladimir Osechkin, warders are guilty of the convict’s death – Sidyakin was taken to hospital with a head injury and cerebral edema.

In April 2018, the Moscow Region court found Sidyakin guilty of a bomb scare call. The defendant was sentenced to three years in a settlement penal colony in Elektrostal. A year later, the convict was transferred to the mentioned Center in Yaroslavl, from where two weeks later he was taken to the hospital. 

The doctors connected Sidyakin to the artificial lung, but could not save him. Traces of beatings were found on the victim’s body.

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