Human rights defenders promise 300 thousand ruble reward for fugitive Chief of colony
Committee for the Prevention of Torture Human Rights Organization promises to pay 300 thousand rubles for information about the former chief of the penal colony No. 14 located in Sukhobezvodnoe village, Nizhny Novgorod region.
Let us recall that Vasily Voloshin was declared wanted in the past year, but has yet to be detained.
According to the human rights organization’s lawyer, volunteers have put up posters offering a reward for information about Vasily Voloshin in Sukhobezvodnoe village. The man was removed from his position after two prisoners died in prison. In addition, he is charged with embezzling of other person’s property and illegal logging. According to information held by media, in particular, Rossiya TV channel, Voloshin may be hiding in Lvov.
Representatives of the human rights organization claim that Vasily Voloshin is guilty of creating a system of torture in the penal colony No. 14, where bullying and beating of prisoners is rampant.
August 26, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture posted on its official website the material dedicated to Vasily Voloshin and the violations he committed in the prison while he held the position of the Chief.
“The Penal Colony No. 14 has long been under the scrutiny of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Public Oversight Commission members. For example, in August last year, more than a hundred convicts appealed to the members of the Public Oversight Commission to monitor the compliance with human rights in places of detention in Nizhny Novgorod region with the allegations of torture, extortion, and psychological pressure. In general, the applicants complained about the prisoners who were close to the administration and carried out functions of authority in the colony; they could independently punish the detainees and move freely throughout the colony territory,” said the statement on the Committee’s website.
According to human rights defenders, it is Vasily Voloshin who must be held accountable for the lawlessness which took place in the colony. They believe that the system of torture could not be set up without his involvement.
Video: Human rights defenders promise a reward for information about the location of the former chief of Colony No. 14.
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