The leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service discussed the work of the department after videos about torture in colonies and other institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service were published. One of the proposals was the exclusion of ex-employees of the punishment execution service from work in the POC, according to website Ministry of Justice of Russia.
Such a measure was proposed at a meeting of the Ministry of Justice with representatives of the public. Discussed was the “improvement of the internal regulations of the institutions of the penitentiary system.” According to the meeting participants, the work of ex-FSIN officers in public monitoring commissions may cause a conflict of interest.
“At the level of legislation, it is important to create effective mechanisms that guarantee the observance of the rights of citizens who find themselves in penal institutions,” said the Minister of Justice Konstantin Chuychenko.
In addition, according to Chuichenko, the possibility of unhindered visits to places of detention by representatives of the Public Chamber and the HRC should be organized.
At the beginning of October, the Gulagu.net project reportedthat he had more than 40 GB of video, documents and photos at his disposal. These files testify to cases of mass torture in Russian penitentiary institutions. The inmates were raped and beaten, and they extorted money and information with the help of torture. Vladimir Osechkin said that he received a video from a former prisoner-programmer, who “was beaten and tortured himself, and then they decided to use him as a professional.”
After publications in the media, the IC department for the Saratov region aroused a criminal case under the article on violent acts of a sexual nature committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy. Head of the Saratov Federal Penitentiary Service resigned.