Russian Prosecutor General’s office instructed regional offices of the Department to recheck all reports of torture in Russian colonies. On Monday, December 24, a source in supervising Department said Znak.com.
According to the newspaper, the message first needs to be checked in the regions listed correspondent Znak.com Anastasia Melnikova at the press conference of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 20 December. Melnikov listed these regions in question of the reform of the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN).
The journalist, in particular, said that reports of torture in the colonies came from Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, Saratov regions, Republic of Khakassia, Zabaikalsky Krai, Yaroslavl. She also recalled a life of luxury in prison gang member Kushchevskaya Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz. Putin asked whether he thinks that need immediate reform of the penal system.
The President noted that the situation in places of deprivation of liberty must first of all be controlled by the Prosecutor’s office, and “the facts that emerge, is absolutely unacceptable.” Any crime, especially torture, should be punished. According to the head of the state and occurs when the facts are known.
“To say that they need everything to break, too, would be wrong. There is need to improve the system and increase the level of civilian control,” he said.
18 December, the representative of the Prosecutor General of Russia Alexander Kurennoy said that overcrowding in prison remains one of the main violations of the law detected in the penitentiary system.
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