In the Saratov region, the former head of the regional tuberculosis hospital No. 1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service (OTB-1) Pavel Gatsenko and the head of the hospital’s security service Sergei Maltsev were detained. informs press service of the court of the Volzhsky district court of Saratov.
They are charged with organizing sexual violence against convicts (part 2 of article 132 with the use of part 3 of article 33 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
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. In particular, prisoners in OTB-1 were raped and beaten, they were tortured to extort money and information from them. The video with the facts of rape from among the convicts was transferred on video recorders to the management of OTB-1, after which the head of the tuberculosis hospital Pavel Gatsenko forwarded these files with the stamp “Secret” to the FSIN and FSB with a report on the “special action” carried out to “discredit the object of development” …
The head of the Gulagu.net project, 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 it as a professional.”
After publications in the media, the IC department for the Saratov region excited 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… And on November 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the resignation of the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Kalashnikov.
Immediately after the scandal with the publication of the torture video, the programmer Sergei Savelyev was put on the wanted list, who handed the archive with the records to the human rights defenders. But on November 10, the prosecutor’s office of the Saratov region stopped proceedings in a criminal case on disclosure of classified information, initiated against Savelyev.