Ombudsman Moskalkova: Dadin put in one of the best colonies
Information about Dadin’s location in the IK-5 penal colony in the Altai region has appeared recently.
The penal colony number 5 in the Altai region, where Ildar Dadin have been transferred, is considered one of the best, said Tatyana Moskalkova, the Commissioner for Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation.
According to the Ombudsman, human rights activists have never had complaints on the IK-5 colony. "This fact was the reason for selection of the colony by management of the Federal Penitentiary Service," - Moskalkova said.
The Ombudsman also explained the long transportation of Dadin from IK-7 colony to the Altai region with breaks and New Year holidays.
Ildar Dadin is the first convicted for repeated violations of the law on rallies in Russia.
Dadin was sent to serve his sentence in the IK-7 colony in Karelia. In early November, Medusa published Dadin’s letter, in which he reported on systematic torture and abuse in prison. Representatives of the Federal Penitentiary Service said that the facts Dadin mentioned in his letter did not find confirmation. However, information on torture was confirmed by other prisoners of the colony.
December 2016, it became known that Dadin was transferred from the colony in Karelia. More than a month, friends and relatives could not get any information on his whereabouts. The fact of Dadin’s location in the IK-5 colony in the Altai region had become known only on 8 January this year, after he called his wife from the prison.
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