Published a second letter activist Ildar Dading, who is serving a sentence in the Segezha penal colony N7 for repeated violation of the rules of rallies. As in the first public letter, he informed about the ongoing torture in prison. The letter was published in the edition “jellyfish”.
“This is not a correctional institution, is a concentration camp. Keep people here, not in order that they were corrected, and bullying. I pray on my behalf to send the statement to the Investigative Committee in connection with the fact that IR-7 prisoners used a whole range of torture,” said Dading in the letter.
At the same time, he refused to name the date when was abuse of prisoners, out of fear that employees will learn and these videos are also removed, as was the case with the records of his beatings. He promised to give details personally in a conversation with human rights defenders. However, Dading said that to him the torture is currently not used.
In first public letter Dading said that in September he was subjected to beatings and torture. His statement caused a public reaction, on the complaint of the convict was reported to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Later in the colony was visited by doctors and human rights activists, including Ombudsman on human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova.
After inspection was told that the body of the Dading was not discovered traces of beatings, at the same time, on his wrists were traces presumably from the handcuffs. Note that the doctor’s statements were made approximately two months after the Dading beat. In addition, the testimony of the Dading questioned, and he decided to check on a polygraph.
Today, November 11, in FSIN declared that Dading refused to undergo the polygraph. However, as explained by his wife Anastasia Zotova, several media outlets incorrectly filed information from the FSIN. Dading, she said, will give readings on the lie detector, but only after he is examined by doctors: prisoner has a traumatic brain injury, medical professionals must decide if he can pass a polygraph test.
Ildar Dading – the first Russian convicted of repeated participation in uncoordinated actions. He was sentenced to 2,5 years of imprisonment. After the statements about the beatings Moskalkova proposed to transfer him to another colony. However, Dading refused the transfer, because, as he explained after his departure the torture will continue, and the media, in turn, would stop paying attention to it.