Ex-convict Ruslan Vakhapov who reported tortures in colony detained in Yaroslavl

Ex-convict Ruslan Vakhapov who reported tortures in colony detained in Yaroslavl
Ruslan Vakhapov

He is accused of violating the regime.

Yaroslavl police have detained former prisoner Ruslan Vakhapov, who in 2017 told about tortures in Yaroslavl correctional colony-1, Public Verdict Foundation reports. According to the foundation, Vakhapov was detained when he came to check in according to the rules of supervision after release.

The former prisoner was refused to be released from the police station, and his car was blocked. The fund writes that Vakhapov "is threatened with being brought to court and facing a protocol on refusal to obey the lawful demands of the police."

It is reported that the police accused Vakhapov of violating the regime because he does not live at the place indicated in the court decision. The former convict was demanded to remain in the station, a report on the detention was not drawn up. Vakhapov was stopped when he tried to leave.

Ruslan Vakhapov was one of three prisoners of Yaroslavl colony-1 who publicly reported beatings of convicts by the FSIN special forces soldiers in the spring of 2017. Evgeny Makarov and Ivan Nepomnyashchikh, convicted in Bolotnaya Square case, also spoke openly about this. Makarov was tortured in summer 2017, but the ICR opened a criminal case on it only in the summer of 2018, after a video of tortures was published by Novaya Gazeta.

Vakhapov was freed from the colony in summer 2018. According to the court’s decision, administrative supervision was prescribed for six years. During this period, he is forbidden to leave the region.

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