The wife of activist Ildar Dading, who was convicted for participating in the protest and said about torture and beatings in the Karelian colony, for the first time after the transfer of her husband to the colony N7 of the city of Segezha received permission to visit him and told reporters 7×7 about their experiences.
“The only impression is total shock, hell, and surrealist what is happening, because on August 22, when we currently see, it was a completely different person – cheerful, happy, who told me that they were in jail, almost on the sun sunbathe. And when I see this. what the hell: he’s shaking hands, his twitching lip – one way to another… Twitching cheek, a permanent nervous TIC. He’s trying to say he’s choking. I was afraid that he’s having some kind of seizure happens,” says Anastasia Zotova.
According to her, 34-year-old Dading “looks exactly the same as 80-year-old grandfather after a stroke”. At the same time, the convicted activist refuses the offer of the HRC concerning the petition for transfer to another colony. “He says he doesn’t want it translated, because other people continue to beat and he cannot quit because he has some connections with the media through me, through counsel, and if he’ll leave here, then they have nothing,” – said Zotov. “Ildar says that people in the same way continue to hit in the morning screams. Do not beat him, but it was placed in a cell for some criminal lunatics, and he sits with a man that is really crazy. Continue to push, continue to feed”, she added.
Spouse Ildar Dading recalled that during a visit in Segezha colony of members of the presidential Council on human rights, eight people tried to attract the attention of defenders and got on the roof with posters. They were taken to another colony, and the members of the inspection team was forbidden to meet with these prisoners as in other colonies, and in Segezha after their return. Thus, according to Dading, the daily routine in the colony N7 arranged in such a way that the inmates physically do not have time to sit down and write a complaint.
“What are you gonna do me? I’m going to ask, no matter what, to have him transferred from this colony to have him transferred to the hospital simply because hell, well, that’s not normal. Ildar looks exactly the same as my 80-year-old grandfather after a stroke. This trembling mouth, those lips, that’s all… He’s 34, that’s not normal. If he stays in this colony, I don’t know what it’s all over,” she says.
Dading in September 2016, was transferred to the Karelian corrective colony No. 7 in Segezha. 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.
November 1 published a letter from the Dading IK-7, in which he stated about torture and humiliation in prison. According to him, violence was used on 11 and 12 September 2016. In the letter Dading also said that the prison authorities threatened to kill him if he tries to complain.
The Federal penitentiary service announced that a panel of independent doctors Segezha district hospital is not found at the Dading signs of any injuries. Between the alleged beatings, which date back to the early period of the stay of the opposition in IK-7 where he in early September, was transferred from the Vologda prison, and medical inspection have passed more than a month. Members of Committee of Karelia on the results of the meeting with the prisoners reported that traces of violence left. In SK also have not confirmed the facts of torture.
Video surveillance cameras and DVRs that are required to wear the prison staff, by the time of the visit of the members of the HRC in the IR-7 were destroyed. However, human rights activists reported about discovered in the hands of the Dading possible traces of the use of violence to it. The words of an activist, directly and indirectly confirmed by the narratives of current and former prisoners Segezha colony.
The Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova has promised to announce the first results of the complaint Ildar Dading through the “week” after studying the collected materials. “I need a week and a half to read all material, they are quite voluminous. I do not have the mechanism and tools in order to fully conclude the investigation without assistance, therefore I am for such assistance”, – quotes its RIA “Novosti”.
Moskalkova assured that he receives “full support from the leadership of the Federal penitentiary service, the Prosecutor’s office and the Department of Federal service of execution of punishments of the Republic of Karelia”. She also reiterated that she supports the translation of the Dading in another colony closer to family.
Ildar Dading remains the only convicted under article 212.1 of the criminal code 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 – four in 2014. The first consideration of the case Dadina was sentenced to three years in a General regime 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.