Warders beat senator Konstantin Tsybko

Warders beat senator Konstantin Tsybko
Konstantin Tsybko

According to lawyer Anatoly Dmitriyev, Tsybko was diagnosed with rupture of a cyst of the left kidney.

Correctional colony No. 11 of the Kirov region witnessed guards beating the Chelyabinsk ex-senator Konstantin Tsybko, his lawyer Anatoly Dmitriyev told Ura.ru.

According to Dmitriyev, prison officer Sergey Shaklein hit the former senator in the back, which made him bend and fall. Doctors diagnosed Tsybko with rupture of a cyst of the left kidney, the lawyer said.

The video of the incident was shown in the Kirovo-Chepetsk District Court during the consideration of Tsybko’s complaint about the justification of the penalties and his placement in an isolation cell. The judge refused to provide the defenders with a copy of the video.

In 2018, the former senator repeatedly declared a hunger strike in protest against unreasonable penalties and work in inappropriate conditions. According to Dmitriyev, Tsybko’s last hunger strike lasted 43 days. As a result, he lost 21 kilograms.

The ex-senator was convicted in the summer of 2017. He was found guilty of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and sentenced to nine years in a strict-regime colony. According to the investigators, Tsybko received from the Head of the administration of the Ozersky urban district of the Chelyabinsk region Yevgeny Tarasov and businessman Oleg Laknitsky at least 11 million rubles ($163.7 thousand) for assistance in the appointment.

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