The UN has attended to torture in Russia


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Russia must end torture of prisoners and to bring those responsible to justice. This was stated in United Nations, reports Reuters.

As pointed out by the UN Committee against torture, the Russian side will have a year to report on the situation of prisoners, Yevgeny Makarov, who suffered bullying in the Yaroslavl prison. Experts expressed concern about the fact that body Cams are the correctional officers failed to prevent what is happening, and the record itself was in hiding for almost a year until it was disseminated through mass media. They also urged the authorities to protect the victim Makarov.

According to experts, the Russian side need to combat impunity of torture and ill-treatment, including through members of the government who should publicly and unequivocally to declare that such no one will get away with it. The group also appealed to the authorities to investigate all cases of deaths of prisoners and to bring this independent forensic experts.

The Committee against torture — the Executive body of the UN, overseeing the implementation of the Convention against torture. It includes 10 independent experts.

July 20, the press published a video, which depicted as the staff of the Yaroslavl IK-1 torture of a prisoner of Evgeny Makarov. The footage was seen as 10 employees in the form of a long and methodically hit the legs lying on the table in the middle of the room a man, handcuffed, sprinkled his head with water from a bucket. After that, the Investigative Committee initiated proceedings on excess of powers of office. Was arrested 12 suspects, 17 prison staff suspended from work.

As it turned out, the incident occurred last summer. The alleged reason for the torture was disrespectful Makarova to one of the members of the institution.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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