Yaroslavl prisoner kills himself

Yaroslavl prisoner kills himself

Two more prisoners of the IC No. 2 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region, have harmed themselves.

A prisoner of IC No. 2 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region, committed suicide, while two others injured themselves, TASS reported. The Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia is conducting a check to see what really happened there.

The prisoner’s body was found late on August 15. He had hanged himself. The prison staff tried to bring him to life, but to no avail. No traces of violence have been found on the body.

Two other prisoners cut themselves on the neck and abdomen with wire from the fencing mesh during a walk. The Yaroslavl FSIN said in a press release that they had done so "to make the colony administration bring the prison regime in line with the law." The convicts were given medical assistance; they did not need hospitalization.

In late July, Novaya Gazeta published a video that showed tortures in Yaroslavl IC No. 1. A dozen uniformed colony employees were videotaped beating a convict. After the publication, a criminal case on abuse of authority was brought against 12 employees of IC No. 1. Prisoners of other colonies also complained of violence.

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