New video of prisoner abuse in Yaroslavl colony

New video of prisoner abuse in Yaroslavl colony

Official of its Internal Security Department found the recording on February 16.

According to the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Yaroslavl region, a new video recording showing violations on the part of the workers and convicts of the colony has appeared. This is reported on the Department’s official website.

Official of its Internal Security Department found the recording on February 16. The contents of the video are not revealed. A TASS source says that the video shows psychological pressure rather than physical abuse. The Federal Penitentiary Service has appointed a service check into the discovery; in addition, the video will be studied by experts of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

The Yaroslavl colony gained wide popularity after the publication of the video showing torture of the convict Yevgeny Makarov. After the video appeared in media, several cases were initiated, in which 15 former jailers of the correctional institution appear as defendants.

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