The head of the HRC has promised to give Putin a report on the beatings of prisoners in Segezha colony
The Council under the Russian President for human rights refuses to put an end to the situation with the beating of opposition activist Ildar Dading in Segezha colony IK-7. Previously, the Federal service of execution of punishments on the results of internal audit without finding any evidence of the beatings, the Dading came to the conclusion that he “cleverly faked”.
“FSIN checked, came to certain conclusions, the members of the Council also studied the situation and came to different conclusions. It is absolutely normal situation, there is nothing unnatural. But we believe that the point in this history to put early,” – said the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov (quoted by “Interfax”).
He also noted that the report of the members of the HRC Igor Kalyapin, Pavel Chikov and on visits to the Segezha colony was sent to the leadership of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation. The penal system also was acquainted with the contents of the report. “Now we need to discuss it”, – said the head of the HRC.
This report, which we are talking about the situation in the Karelian colony, including beatings of prisoners by prison staff, Fedotov is going to transfer to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a personal meeting with the head of state, which will take place on 8 December.
Meanwhile, the wife of activist Anastasia Zotov denied the statement of the Deputy Director FSIN Valery Maksimenko, who this week publicly told about the results of the audit after reports of beatings of prisoners in IK-7.
“Maksimenko said that the Dading refused the polygraph. Actually – Dading wrote the petition with a demand to bring him a typographer. Maximenko said he was willing to provide the jeep for defenders on his way to Ludhiana. In fact, November 24 employees of the PMC REP. Karelia are unable to come to IR-7 from Petrozavodsk, as it found the car,” she wrote on his page in Facebook.
Zotov also said that the next day after the statement Maksimenko, the Investigative Committee said the man with broken ribs in IK-7, which was beaten by the prison staff. She denied the statement of Deputy head of the Federal penitentiary service about the lack of bruising on the body of the Dading. “These tracks saw the five defenders, observed an epileptic seizure, and traces hanging fixed RF IC,” – said the wife of the activist.
On the eve of “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, citing a source close to the investigation, wrote that in the Karelian colony IK-7 was discovered a prisoner with multiple injuries, in particular the rib fractures. According to the prisoner, they were the result of his beating by prison officers. The damage done to his body have been documented by the UK, noted the journalists.
Human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, in turn, publicly appealed to Maksimenko with a proposal “to meet and openly discuss this question, presenting evidence of our opposing positions to journalists and answering their questions.”
“Mandatory conditions of our meeting should be open to all journalists in the area, given the same time for each of us to bring arguments and to answer the journalists’ questions. “The choice of a place to leave Valery Maksimenko. Whether it is the Sakharov center or First channel television,” reads the blog Ponomarev posted on the website of radio station “Echo of Moscow”.
Monday, November 28, member of the Council on human rights Igor Kalyapin in response to the message of the Federal penitentiary service that the Dading “cleverly simulated” torture in the Segezha colony, declared its willingness to provide the Federal penitentiary service and the Investigative Committee details of the people who confirmed their stories of torture.
“For some reason we found people who confirmed all that said Dading. If the leadership of the Federal penitentiary service or local Investigative Committee is necessary for these people to specify, we’ll do it”, – said Kalyapin, who is on the visit to the colony in Segezha 7-8 November concludedthat there are tortured prisoners, but the evidence of the Federal penitentiary service to collect does not.
A member of the HRC noted that when visiting the colony, saw located in the corridor of the solitary street loudspeakers, confirming the possibility of torture loud music, spoke of Dading.
Torture in the colony and, in particular, to the Dadina, was confirmed by human rights activist Valery BORSHCHOV, who visited IK-7 in the framework of the Commission the HRC. He stated this at the Sakharov center in Moscow at a press conference organized with participation of the head of the movement “For human rights” Lev Ponomarev and wife Dading Anastasia Zotova and relatives of victims and former prisoners of the colony IK-7 entitled “Town of Segezha is the territory of torture.”
Ildar Dading – Russia’s only 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. In December 2015, he was sentenced to three years in a General regime colony. In March 2016, the Moscow city court has mitigated the sentence to activist for six months.
On 24 November the European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg, to respect for human rights, adopted a resolution on February Dadine, demanding his immediate release from prison and an independent investigation of statements about torture.