The Federal penitentiary service has denied claims by opposition activist Ildar Dading of torture in Segezha penal colony (IK-7). Deputy Director FSIN Valery Maksimenko called convict “a very talented imitator”, reports RIA Novosti.
“By results of check the facts of unacceptable methods of influencing the Dading, unlawful use of physical force against the convict, in connection with which had caused harm to his health, his confirmation is not found,” — said Maksimenko. According to him, nor the doctors of the Federal penitentiary service nor the Commission of civil doctors of the district hospital nor doctor hospital in Petrozavodsk not found “a single physical damage”.
Maksimenko added that human rights defenders recommended by the Professor of Russian national research medical University named after Pirogov Basil Generals during the inspection also “did not find concealed damages and injuries that would be visible to a specialist even in the absence of external bruising and hematomas even after a sufficiently long period of time.” The Deputy Director of the Federal penitentiary service also said that the Dading decided not to undergo the polygraph test from an independent specialist.
However, he noted that among the members of the human rights community there were those representatives who, by contrast, was deliberately trying to destabilize the situation.
On 24 November the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding that EU authorities to impose personal sanctions against perpetrators of torture, the Dading. The decision also refers to the need for open and independent investigation of information about bullying in the prison was subjected to the activist.
In early November, Dading complained about the beatings in the IR-7. Information about tortures in the Segezha colony undertook to check the management of Federal service of execution of punishments on Republic Kareliya. The situation under personal control took the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova.
In December 2015 Dading became the first person brought to criminal responsibility under article 212.1 of the criminal code, envisaging responsibility for a public event. He was found guilty of numerous violations during rallies and sentenced to three years in a General regime colony.