Samara region colony prisoner revolt suppressed
Convicts barricaded themselves from guards to resolve internal squabbles, during which a fire broke out.
There was a conflict between inmates on the third floor of the correctinal camp No. 5 (IK-5) near Samara, which resulted in a fire. During the fights, convicts set fire to mattresses and blankets. It was extinguished on time; the premises were not damaged. This is reported by Interfax referring to the uniform dispatching service of Samara.
“As a result of the conflict, convicts set fire mattresses in one of the units. The fire was extinguished on time; the premises were not damaged,” the information agency cites its source.
The fire report arrived at 9:10 pm February 8. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire spread to an area of 40 square meters.
According to the authors of Mash and Baza channels, 22 prisoners were injured. “Most of them have knife wounds and severe head injuries,” Baza reports. Allegedly, the guards were forced out of the premises for the time of the fight; the prisoners barricaded the entrance to the premises.
Mass protest rallies have been taking place in Moscow on a regular basis since the beginning of this summer. People are protesting for lots of different reasons. However, the reaction of the law enforcement authorities is always the same: repression. What is the reason behind the brutality shown during the dispersion of mass rallies? A conscious intimidation policy or incompetence of law enforcement functionaries escalating the violence and unable to imagine the potential consequences of this?