Gulagu.net received another video archive of the Federal Penitentiary Service with torture of prisoners. This was announced by the founder of the human rights project Vladimir Osechkin during stream Alexandra Plushcheva on YouTube.
During the stream, Plushev and Osechkin contacted the informant of the project, Sergei, who had previously transferred 40 GB of video of torture of prisoners in colonies and prison hospitals to human rights defenders. Osechkin noted that Sergei sent him another part of the archive, but human rights activists have not yet had time to publish it.
“We will not disclose everything, our plans are long-term, for a few more months,” Osechkin said.
Sergei explained why the leaked archive contained videos from different colonies, although he worked only in the Saratov tuberculosis hospital No. 1 of the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service. According to him, while servicing surveillance cameras, he found a way to access the departmental network, where these files were stored in the public domain.
In early October, the Gulagu.net project announced that it had more than 40 GB of video, documents and photos at its 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 statedthat 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.