The prosecutor of the Saratov region, Sergei Filipenko, personally appealed the court ruling on the arrest in absentia of the programmer Sergei Savelyev, who transmitted video of torture of prisoners in the Saratov prison hospital to human rights activists from Gulagu.net. About it it says in the Telegram channel Gulagu.net.
“Sergei Savelyev’s lawyer Snezhana Muntyan informs that the consideration of the prosecutor’s submission is scheduled for November 16, for her part Snezhana Muntian is also now preparing complaints to cancel this absurd decision,” added human rights activists.
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia announced Savelyev was put on the federal wanted list at the end of October this year. Subsequently, the court authorized the arrest of the programmer in absentia.
In early 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 Sergei, who “was beaten and tortured himself, and then they decided to use it 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.
On the eve of the project Gulagu.net published new videos with torture of prisoners in the regional tuberculosis hospital No. 1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Saratov region. The video shows six cases of rape of convicts. Also, human rights activists named more than 10 FSB and FSIN officers who oversaw the torture. The description for the video says that the prisoners-“activists” tortured those who refused to cooperate with the administration of the colonies.
“Torture and rape of the capo
Later became knownthat after the release of the videos, 18 employees of the FSIN department in the Saratov region were fired.