ICR initiates another case of torture in Yaroslavl penal colony after second video transpired
So far, only two FSIN employees have been identified.
The Investigative Committee instituted a new criminal case on torture in colony IK-1. This is stated in the message on the website of the department.
Earlier, Novaya Gazeta published a new video recording which shows how employees in uniforms beat people in prison robes. According to the publication, the events occurred in the Yaroslavl penal colony No. 1. The recording was made on a portable video recorder of one of the FSIN employees. At that, one jailer tells the other that the cameras are off.
“Another video recording, where employees of the FSIN beat prisoners, was published in the media. The main investigative department immediately instituted criminal proceedings on the abuse of official powers with the use of physical violence and special means,” reads the statement of the ICR.
It is noted that when studying the video among the beatings, two FSIN employees, who are already being prosecuted, were identified.
The ICR also said that the criminal case initiated by the regional investigative department on the basis of the same video was transferred to the main investigative department. The criminal cases are consolidated into one.
The first video recording of torture in the Yaroslavl colony was published by Novaya Gazeta in July. On it, FSIN officers beat up prisoner Yevgeny Makarov using batons. After the publication, a criminal case was initiated against the staff of the colony. Within the case of abuse of official powers with the use of violence (clause “a” of part 3 of Article 286 CCRF), 12 employees of the IK-1 are being held responsible, 11 of them are taken into custody, another one is under house arrest.
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