Lgov: inmate has his lung removed due to negligence of health workers 

Lgov: inmate has his lung removed due to negligence of health workers

Health workers who had taken no steps for a long time have become defendants in a criminal case.

Correctional facility #3 in Kursk region’s Lgov that had been a subject matter of the investigation by CrimeRussia has found itself in the crosshairs once again. Our source learnt that health workers of correctional facility #3 in Lgov have become defendants in a criminal case under item 2 of article 118 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (infliction of grave injury by negligence committed in consequence of the improper discharge by a person of his professional duties).

According to our source, the health workers who had ignored complaints by one of the inmates for a long stretch of time and did not provide assistance he needed which left him with left homonymous hemianopsia, and his left lung had to be removed. 

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The number of the defendants in the case has not been specified, yet. But the source notes the prosecution could have reclassify the crime to a more sever one - under item 3 of article 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (intentional infliction of a grave injury committed by a group of persons, a group of persons by previous concert, or an organised group), as it is highly questionable whether there was no intention to inflict harm: the health workers had taken no steps for a long time.

The CrimeRussia had earlier told about the balanced system of bribe giving for early parole that prevailing in the correctional facility #3 in Lgov. Both criminal ‘authorities’ and local officials and law enforcers are reported to take part in the scheme. ‘Simple mortals’ have to endure suffering and harassment in the colony. And more interestingly, inmates mysteriously die in the colony on a regular basis. Human rights advocates’ theory is that the recent victim from among the inmates did not die himself, but was killed by the colony’s guard. However, law enforcement bodies are not too much interested in this kind of stories.

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