Thousands of Russians have attended horrified to filtering a series of videos and photos that give prisoners to prisoners in several prisons in the country. The leaks were published by the Gulagu-Net NGO, which claims to have more than 40 gigs of videos, documents and photos that prove abuses. The Kremlin is investigating and the first resignation has already been produced.
The videos show prisoners being beaten and tortured by guards in several prisons across the country. They were recorded in the Irkutsk, Saratov and Vladimir regions and contain very harsh scenes. Some show several people using a great object to violate a naked man who is tied to a bed. Human rights groups have been criticizing the "systematic" torture to Russian prisoners for years.
According to Gulagu-net, these recordings were made by a prisoner with programmer formation that for five years had access to the computers of the Saratov criminal in which he fulfilled and was already released and left Russia to move to a country that has not been unveiled to guarantee your safety. The website of the entity that has done the filtration is currently inaccessible since May 25 of this year. It was blocked by the Russian Media Regulatory Agency, Roskomnadzor, as a result of the requests of the FSB security service (successor of the KGB) and the Russian Penitentiary Service (FSIN). The website had been created in 2011 to protect the rights of prisoners.
The General Prosecutor's Office of Russia initiated on Tuesday an investigation into several prisons of the Russian region of Saratov, in the south of the European Party of Russia. Hours after the scandal The head of the Department of Prisons in the Saratov region, Colonel Alexei Fedotov, presented the resignation of him, reported the newspaper 'Novaya Gazeta'. Fedotov, 55, directed the Federal Penitentiary Service of Saratov since February 2020, and before that he worked in the Penitentiary System of Carelia. "Fedotov wrote a renunciation letter. He is currently on vacation, of which he may not return to work," said a source to the Interfax Agency.
Russia, together with Turkey, is among countries with the highest proportion of persons incarcerated in Europe, according to a recent report of the Council of Europe. According to the defender of the people, Tatiana Moskalkova, the office of it annually receives thousands of complaints from prisoners for abuse, overcrowding and inadequate medical treatment, reports EFE. "If it was demonstrated that these materials are true, that would be a source of a deep investigation," the Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, admitted hours before the resignation of Feodtov.
The founder of Gulagu-Net, Vladimir Osechkin, described the filtering of torture in Russian prisons such as "the most scandalous failure of Russian intelligence services". Obeechkin himself left Russia in 2015 and currently resides in France.
"With the aim of verifying the reliability of the information, a group of officials was sent to the Saratov region by the Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia," the Prison Office of the Prison Service.
"The problem of torture in the Russian penitentiaries is very serious and the government is not doing enough to guarantee an effective investigation, the safety of victims and complainants and the accountability of the perpetrators," said Tanya Lokshina, Director Attached for Europe and Central Asia of Human Rights Watch, in declarations released by 'The Moscow Times'.Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 17:58