Runaway murderer from Penza colony detained on his way to Moscow

Runaway murderer from Penza colony detained on his way to Moscow
Shavkat Nematov

As reported by MIA Official Spokeswoman Irina Volk, the law enforcers have detained a native of Uzbekistan Shavkat Nematov, who had escaped from a correctional camp in Penza earlier on Friday.

According to Volk, Nematov, who had been sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment, was detained by the officers of the MIA Criminal Investigations Directorate and State Traffic Safety Inspectorate together with the operational search group of the Penza Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate during the operational activities as a result of the amber alert.

A few hours after the escape, Nematov was detained in the neighboring Ryazan region, when heading for Moscow by taxi.

To recall, 27-year-old Nematov escaped on July 21, after stealing a pass from an unfamiliar man who was visiting the correctional camp No. 4 (IK-4). The ICR is conducting a check into possible negligence on the part of the correctional camp's staff. Based on its results, a procedural decision will be adopted.

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