Members of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Pavel Chikov and
Igor Kalyapin arrived in Karelian N7 colony, where is serving a sentence
opposition activist Ildar Dading complained
the beatings and torture, told TASS the chief a press-services of management
The Federal penitentiary service for the Republic of Vitaly Fefelov Monday, November 7.
“In the colony are currently working Pavel Chikov and Igor Kalyapin, a member of the
The PMC (Public monitoring Committee) of Moscow Valery Borschev.
They talk with Davnym,” said Fefelov.
Igor Kalyapin, head of the Russian Committee against torture, said
Agency: “We are in a colony work. Dading repeated the same
what was said before. Our findings we will tell you later”.
On 1 November, stating their intention to go personally to the colony, Kalyapin said
in an interview with RFI:
“What he complains about is often enough. I won’t say that
it happens in every colony, but it is not uncommon”.
He said that there was the opportunity to check the complaint and Dading
to establish “whether this really is or it was a fantasy,” but
this should be done as quickly as possible.
The members of the HRC are going to study the videos and reports. The lack of
records will be indirect proof of the lies of the colony
The head of the Committee against torture stated that the test instruments
are videos, the existence of which was stated by Ildar Dading.
“They just have to implement. Any use of physical force
must be accompanied by a video. If the video is not present, then it is
suggests that employees have something to hide. We each
the prison officer, especially in a punishment cell, where he was
Dading, on uniforms is an individual DVR.
And the record is 24 hours a day. While the employee is in the room
punishment cell, he is constantly working individual
video recorder”, explained Kalyapin RFI.
“And if the records will not, and I fully admit that it will not, if
it is true that tells Dading, of course, they won’t show
they say that technology refused that the battery has deteriorated and so forth
it is indirect proof that they’re lying, but Dading rights,” he added.
In addition, for each violation, in each case of application
physical force should be drawn up reports. “We will see if
these reports. Each of them must be an explanation of the prisoner with
his signature and so on. That is, there are many different documents and
mechanisms that can be studied to establish the truth,”
The human rights activist explained that no representative of the Committee against torture,
which was sent to the colony in Segezha, neither the lawyer can’t
to participate in these testing events. “Therefore, as I
are a member of the presidential Council on human rights, I’m going
these are to go with someone from colleagues, and
together we would work there”, – he said.
The head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov discussed
the situation with Davnym with President Vladimir Putin. Putin said,
he knows about the case Davnym and suggested to extend the capabilities of
public control in places of detention.
Fedotov hopes that Council members will have access to documents and
videos. A report on the results of the meeting will be submitted to the President
Putin told the head of the HRC TASS.
November 3, the colony was visited
the Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, suggesting following the meeting translate
prisoner to another colony due to the identified conflict with
November 1 published a letter from the Dading, in which he stated
torture and humiliation in prison. Torture, according to him, were applied on 11 and
12 September 2016. After the scandal that erupted in connection with his
letter, the independent physicians who examined the prisoner, found
his injury, and the Deputy Director of Federal service of execution of punishments of the Russian Federation
Valery Maksimenko promised to admit into the colony any specialists. In
The investigative Committee also confirmed the allegation of torture, but
the results of the study of camera footage not yet released to the public.
Ildar Dading – the only convicted under article 212.1 of the criminal code after it
the appearance of the new edition of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation in the summer of 2014. When
the first consideration of the case he was sentenced to three years
the colony, although the prosecution had asked only for two years. March 31,
The Moscow city court has mitigated the sentence to activist for six months.