Bastrykin delegates to give rigorous assessment of actions of authorities of prison where Tsepovyz eats crab meat

Bastrykin delegates to give rigorous assessment of actions of authorities of prison where Tsepovyz eats crab meat
Viacheslav Tsepovyz during his leisure time in the colony

The Investigative Committee is carrying out a check following the fact that a picture of a gang’g member Viacheslav Tsepovyz showing him eating crab meat and barbecues in the colony was published on the web. The course of the check is under the control of the Committee’s central office.

The Chairman of The Investigative Committee Aleksander Bastrykin has delegated to give a rigorous legal assessment of actions of authorities of a prison where a gang’g member Viacheslav Tsepovyz ate barbecues and crab meat, reports TASS news agency with reference to the Committee’s spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko. 

At the present time, the investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee in Amur region are carrying out a check into violations of the colony’s internal rules of conduct. The check is under the control of the Committee’s central office. 

In Bastrykin’s opinion, the correctional facility employees “are softening conditions for serving disciplinary prison terms of a man who had committed monstrous crimes against person.” In case the actions of the Federal Penal Correction Service representatives are considered being related to an official malfeasance or corruption crime, the criminal cases are going to be opened straight away at the request of the head of the Investigative Committee. 

Earlier, the Federal Penal Correction Service in Amur region had agreed upon the authenticity of the pictures of Tsepovyz in the colony. The Correction Service specified that the pictures were taken in 2015. The records of the check were transferred to the investigative bodies for decision-making purposes. Moreover, the Federal Penal Correction Service launched an additional check into the information published in the media along with the pictures. 

In 2013, the Krasnodar regional court sentenced Viacheslav Tsepovyz to 20 years of imprisonment in a Tsapki gang case. In 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation commuted his sentence, allowing the man to be released 2 months earlier comparing to the initial sentence. According to the Investigative Committee, Tsapki gang operated in a stanitsa (large Cossack village) of Kushchevskaya from 1998 till 2010. The gang had 19 killings including a mass murder of 12 persons (including children) in a house of a farmer Server Ametov. Tsepovyz, among others, took part in the latter crime. 

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