Torture hit the line

Torture hit the line

Investigators are checking videos of beating a prisoner in the Yaroslavl prison.

Investigatory management across Yaroslavl region Investigative Committee of Russia (SOU SKR) initiated an inspection after the publication of the ten-minute video, in which employees of IK-1 beaten unconscious prisoner Evgeny Makarov. On conducting the performance audit also reported in regional UFSIN. Earlier, the lawyers of Fund “Public verdict” stated that torture, as well as two more convicts, and the European court of human rights (ECHR) has asked Russia to take immediate action on the complaints of victims. Then the FPS and the SU TFR said that evidence said about the beatings have not found.

Today, the SU TFR in the Yaroslavl region organized a procedural check after the spread of the lawyers of the human rights Fund “Public verdict” video of torture at penal colony No. 1. About this “Kommersant” reported the official representative of the SU TFR in the region Christina Gusovsky. Originally a ten-minute video, shot, apparently, on the DVR is one of the prison officials, published by “Novaya Gazeta”. The video shows the beating of a 23-year-old prisoner Evgeny Makarov, told “Kommersant” his lawyer Irina Biryukova.

The source “” in power structures declared that, most likely, will be prosecuted under article 286 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Excess of powers of office”) on the fact of beating the convicted person.

Service check was initiated and the office of the Federal penitentiary service for the Yaroslavl region, reported the press service of the Ministry. “By results of check the decision on attraction of guilty persons to responsibility”, — is spoken in the official press release. The Commissioner for human rights in the Yaroslavl region Sergey Baburkin told “Kommersant” that also will check the incident.

Video beating Evgeniya Makarova was filmed on 29 June 2017, said MS Biryukova. The record shows that in a room with white green walls are about 15 men in blue camouflage uniforms. The prisoner lies on his stomach on pushed against each other narrow tables and screaming. Some men hold hands with him, others actively beaten with rubber truncheons mainly on the heels. At some point, the convict rip off clothes, put on his knees and continue the torture. He said that it is a punishment for what he called the prison officer “red dog”. When the victim loses consciousness from the pain, her pour water from a bucket. In the tenth minute it cuts out.

According to lawyers, torture was preceded by a search in the chamber of Evgeny Makarov, the conflict arose after members of the colony dropped on the floor a letter to the mother of the convict.

After beating the lawyer was not allowed to see the prisoner “on medical grounds”: it turned out that he can’t walk, and his wounds fester.

The lawyers of the “Public verdict” declared tortures in IK-1 of the Yaroslavl region last spring. Then they represented the interests of the convicted for “swamp case” Ivan the forgetful, and Evgeny Makarov and Ruslan Vagapov. According to prisoners, April 21, in the colony went special forces. From the prisoners demanded to run out of cameras and to build the wall. Some were immediately put to the stretch and began to beat. Ivan Sciences refused to run, so he was repeatedly forced back into the chamber and out of her, and then beat. He was then beaten and Makarov Vagapova. The next day in the colony came the Commissioner for human rights in the Yaroslavl region Sergey Baburkin, said “Kommersant” in the office of the Ombudsman. According to Irina Biryukova, he met with Ruslan Vagapov and Evgeny Makarov, learned from them about the beating and even took pictures of the bruises. In UFSIN across Yaroslavl region said then that it was a routine search. The service said that Ivan the forgetful not beaten and was applied a “bend arms behind his back”. Then the lawyers made a complaint to the ECHR.