The lawyers of the activist Ildar Dading, convicted for participating in the protests and recently declared about tortures and beatings in the Karelian colony, appealed to the Supreme court of the Russian Federation with a request to cancel the sentence. About it “Interfax” on Thursday, November 10, said the lawyer, Ksenia Kostromina Dading.

“We believe the verdict was illegal and unfounded, and the article 212.1 (article 212.1 of the criminal code “Repeated violation of the established procedure of organizing or holding meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches or picketing” – Approx. contrary to the Constitution of the Russian Federation”, – she noted.

Ildar Dading became the first and only Russian convicted under article 212.1 after her appearance in the new edition of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation in the summer of 2014. Earlier, the opposition was repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility for participation in opposition rallies. In December 2015, the Dading was sentenced to three years in a General regime colony. March 31, 2016, the Moscow city court has mitigated the sentence to activist for six months.

In September, Dading was transferred to the correctional colony No. 7 in Segezha in Karelia. After the trip his wife Anastasia Zotova in Ahmedabad revealed that the Dading placed in a punishment cell and transferred to strict conditions of detention.

In early October the Moscow city court dismissed a cassation appeal against the verdict of the Dadina and protection of the activist sent a complaint to the European court of human rights (ECHR). According to Ksenia Kostromina, in the complaint it was stated made by the authorities of the Russian Federation of violation of articles of the European Convention on human rights: the right to freedom of Assembly and Association (article 11), right to a fair trial (article 6), the right not to be tried or punished twice (part 1 of article 4 of Protocol N7).

November 1 published a letter from the Dading IK-7, in which he told about torture and humiliation in prison. As told to convict on 11 September it four times kicked for 10-12 members of the colony at the same time, and after the third beating lowered his head in a toilet right in the camera the cooler. The next day, according to Dading, he was cuffed behind the back and hung by the handcuffs. In this condition, causing severe pain, he stayed there for half an hour. Dadina then threatened that he would rape another prisoner, if he agrees to stop hunger strike.

The Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) confirmed that by Dadina used force, but explained that it was done involuntarily – since September 11, he “rudely refused to leave the chamber, take the position for the search, began to miss the hands of employees for uniforms”.

However, the allegations of beatings in the penitentiary denied, stating that the medical examination did not reveal the prisoner of bruising. At the same time between the alleged beatings and medical inspection have passed more than a month. Members of the Public oversight Commission (POC) of Karelia on the results of the meeting with Davnym also reported that traces of violence left. In SK also have not confirmed the facts of torture.

Then the FPS was allowed to visit the colony to representatives of the Council on human rights under the President of the Russian Federation (HRC). At the end of the trip Chelny, the HRC stated that the activist set out the facts found confirmation. This was reported by a member of the HRC Igor Kalyapin, who along with his colleague Pavel Sicovam visited the colony. According to Kalyapin, he had the belief that Dading events outlined right.

At the same Kalyapin was informed that he and Chikowo not given the opportunity to read the documents from the personal file relating to the involvement of the Dading to disciplinary action. Kalyapin said other prisoners confirmed the members of the HRC are described Davnym methods of influencing prisoners in a punishment cell.

In turn, Chikov told journalists that the videos with IR cameras, which could serve as a confirmation of the words the Dading, was destroyed under the pretext of expired shelf life is 30 days. Activists also reported about discovered in the hands of the Dading possible traces of the use of violence to it.

Igor Kalyapin: the victims were ordered “not to talk too much”

On the eve of Igor Kalyapin said in an interview with “Novaya Gazeta”that human rights defenders during the visit to the colony, where is serving a sentence Ildar Dading, banned the use of recorders, refused to show the documents, and the prisoners were ordered “not to talk too much”.

According to Kalyapin, together with Pavel Sicovam he interviewed ten people who at different times were kept in the cooler, and they all described a similar situation with dipping head in the toilet, about which wrote Dading. In addition, these people said that almost every morning checking over the prisoners mock: removed from the chambers and put to the stretch, then beat in the legs and cause pain, with applied cuffs, and a “plop”. All respondents talked about the same camera, which is all of them at different times were placed and which Dading called “torture”.

According to Kalyapin, two people with whom they spoke to said that while they led to human rights activists, told them they “did not speak superfluous, and generally kept quiet”. In addition, it was found that on the evening of 7 November, eight people who were trying to attract the attention of the members of the HRC, were taken in a neighbouring colony. As explained Kalyapin, one of the convicted, the eight people tried to organize a protest, escaped from the squad and “climbed onto the roof with a poster”. “Where are these people is unknown,” he said.

Earlier, the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova also visited the prison where contains Dading, and offered to transfer him to another colony, “closer to family”. At the same time, the lawyer Dading Ksenia Kostromina, who met him on 8 November, told reporters that her client refuses to transfer to another colony, as, according to him, has no right to escape, without providing assistance to those who remain there.

Wife Dading Anastasia Zotova reported that he will ask, “no matter what” to my husband has been transferred from the colony to be transferred just to the hospital, because now the 34-year-old Ildar looks as bad as her 80-year-old grandfather after a stroke.

The audit of the colony, the members of the HRC must be a Memorandum, which the Chairman of the Council Mikhail Fedotov will give President Vladimir Putin. Earlier Fedotov had already discussed with Putin the situation in Davnym, and he offered to expand the possibilities of public control in places of detention.

Protection Ildar Dading appealed against his sentence to the Supreme court of the Russian Federation 10.11.2016

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