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Three inmates of the prison “Vladimir Central” on hunger strike about 10 days ago. About this “Interfax” said the Commissioner for human rights in the Vladimir region Lyudmila Romanov after a meeting with the protesters.
“Three inmates have stopped accepting meals from 13-14 August, the exact dates they don’t remember. Now their condition is satisfactory, they are under the control of doctors,” said Romanov.
The Ombudsman noted that prisoners refused to Express their demands and claims. “They want to meet with representatives of the Prosecutor General, will only speak with them. According to them, information they sent on their own,” she said.
The Commissioner also stressed that plans to send requests and information which became known to her, the Prosecutor’s office on supervision of observance of laws in correctional institutions. In addition, Romanov intends to keep on monitoring the health status of prisoners.
21 Aug portal “GULAG-info” published a letter from the President of the “Center for assistance to foreign nationals and combating illegal migration” of the Novel Kayfajyan, which States that from August 13 in “Vladimir Central” held a collective hunger strike prisoners. The author has listed their names: Chekalkin Gregory S., Potapov Andrey Potapov Stas, Ismailov Anar Ismail-Oglu, Gashimov Hogany hasham-Oglu, Elbakiev Khizir Nixon and Mehtiev Salman Matakovich.
These prisoners refused food “in protest against the systematic torture, beatings and bringing to suicide performed by the employees of the Institution (prison),” explains Kayfajyan. According to his information, the “Vladimir Central” hides the fact of the hunger strike, preventing prisoners meeting with their relatives and lawyers.
After the publication of this appeal in the media FSIN management across Vladimir region has denied the information about the hunger strike, saying that the prisoners with such names are not in prison. The Department stated that the common information in the media about the hunger strike is not true. “Convicted of taking food according to the order of the day” — said there.
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