The Prosecutor’s office found no violations of the rights of convicts in penal colony N2 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region, where a few dozen prisoners in beginning of October
went on hunger strike</u>. The reviewer came to the conclusion that they did it on purpose to destabilize the situation in the colony, reports RIA “Novosti”.

The Prosecutor’s office of the region found that food refused 35 convicts, which are contained in a penal insulator, premises of chamber type and on strict conditions. After the start of inspections by the Prosecutor of the region, the FPS and the Commissioner for human rights of the Yaroslavl region Sergey Baburkin prisoners stopped the hunger strike.

According to the prosecutors, the prosecutors together with Baburinym conducted a survey of the starving, and also checked the compliance of the conditions of detention. “Was requested the necessary documents, held discussions with representatives of the prison administration”, – noted in Department.

“Violations of the rights of prisoners is not revealed. Overall, the audit showed that the actions of the prisoners by denial of food intake was aimed at destabilizing the situation in the colony and caused by the weakening of control on the part of employees of the enterprises”, – said the Prosecutor’s office.

According to the Ombudsman, the main reason for the announcement of the protest condemned was the violation of the order of transfer of appeals of the convicts in various legal instances. Sergei Baburkin going to continue to work on the complaints of prisoners. He has previously stated that the convicts complained about the conditions of detention.

Currently, the colony is operating normally. All the prisoners eat. The operational environment is controlled, assured the Prosecutor’s office.

Before the Yaroslavl mass-media wrote that the prisoners went on hunger strike because of the arbitrariness from the administration of companies. They told of the terrible conditions: cold, damp, tuberculosis and starvation. Also people complained about “prison mayhem”, beatings and extortion from relatives of prisoners.



Prosecutor’s office found violations of the rights of prisoners on hunger strike in Rybinsk 10.10.2016

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