The majority of Russians were not aware of torture in the Yaroslavl colony

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Photo: Maksim Blinov/ RIA Novosti

Almost 70 percent of Russians know nothing about the scandal of torture in the penal colony №1 of the Yaroslavl region, where a prisoner was beaten with batons and fists. This is evidenced by the results of the survey “Levada-center”, according to RBC.

69 percent of respondents learned about torture in the Yaroslavl colonies themselves sociologists. Another 23 percent of respondents had heard something about this story, but do not know the essence. Only seven percent were aware of the situation.

A third of respondents (33 percent) believe that the torture in Russian colonies are common. Another 40 percent admit the existence of certain irregularities on the part of the jailers. In the absence of torture believe 6 percent of respondents. One in five (21 percent) were undecided as to the torture of prisoners widespread.

More than half (57 percent) believe that bullying and beating prisoners will not be tolerated under any circumstances. More than a quarter (28 per cent) allow the use of force in some cases. A minority (7 percent) believe that prisoners are not entitled to a normal attitude.

In July “the New newspaper” has published a video of the torture of a prisoner Evgeniya Makarova in the Yaroslavl correctional colony No. 1. Prison guards beat him with batons and fists and poured water from a bucket. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case, arrested more than ten people. Prior to the publication of the video motion to dismiss was denied. August 23 “the New newspaper” has published other evidence of torture in Yaroslavl IK-1, and then commenced another investigation.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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