In early November, former prisoners of IK-2 in Pokrov Nariman Osmanov and Yevgeny Burak, who were serving their sentences in the same detachment with Alexei Navalny, told TV channel “Dozhd” about the bullying of the oppositionist in the colony.
According to Osmanov, the detachment in which they both served their sentences was created specifically for Navalny. All prisoners in the detachment were instructed that there was no need to communicate with Navalny: “He was completely isolated. And we, naturally, suffered with him. To be honest, I still haven’t recovered mentally. “
Osmanov also told Dozhd that Navalny was not allowed to sleep for the first three days after returning from the hospital. A “corner” (also known as “roosters”, “lowered” and “offended” – the lowest caste in the prison hierarchy) was put on the bed next to Navalny, which prevented him from sleeping.
“That [угловой] he plays on his nerves, makes different sounds. Then he began to engage in masturbation. He [Навальный] even with a foot [ударил], he says, what are you, ofigeli at all. <...> All night long, someone near you belches, spits so that you do not fall asleep. This happened almost every day. This was done on purpose for him after the hospital, so that he would settle down. <...> Whoever does not worship them, they all have such a goal – to break a person, “said the former convict. According to him, all this was done at the direction of the colony leadership. When Navalny left for a meeting with his lawyers, the colony officers came to the detachment and the prisoners told them what they had done in relation to the oppositionist.
In the colony, a film was shown that was supposed to discredit Navalny in front of the prisoners. According to Osmanov, when Navalny was in the hospital during a hunger strike, the detachment manager Mikhalkin and the daytime Shuralev were preparing a film about the oppositionist.
“This lecture is being played throughout the institution. The bottom line is that he [Навальный] – unconventional orientation. [В фильме] he greets someone, and then shows the sex scenes of men. What it is [якобы] his associates. <…> Eyes are closed, two men are on the bed, ”Osmanov said. He claims that the film was shown on Navalny’s birthday, June 4, after lights out.
The fact that such a film was shown to prisoners was confirmed by Evgeny Burak, a former prisoner of IK-2 in Pokrov, who was also serving a sentence simultaneously with Navalny and was in the detachment on duty.
As Burak said, people are constantly with Navalny who are trying to break him psychologically. “Among him [Навального] they planted 20 people who can interpret his every word. That he did not make a single movement so that no one knew. ” Osmanov also confirmed information about psychological pressure.
“He got up, he just wants to walk – one gets up forward, the other – back. They just play on the psyche. He sat down, they sit side by side. They say that this is our object. Let’s say you said “hello” 10-20 times, five or six people write “hello” on a piece of paper. Then in the evening all these leaves are handed over to the operative department. Even the toilet doors are left open. <...> And there, in any way, one of these “corner” is located. In the toilet. You are sitting – he is standing. Foot even if [ударишь], it won’t go away. You sit on the ass, he sits in front of you on his knees. One meter distance ”, – says Osmanov. “Whatever they say to do, they will do it. Even goodness was pissing on him. Just walk up and piss on him. <...> And they provoke him to hit one of them, ”the former prisoner says. According to him, Navalny did not succumb to provocations, but once said: “The time will come, you will run out the window.”
Osmanov also spoke about Navalny’s hunger strike in the colony.
“At six or seven in the morning, the caretakers brought half a bag of sausage, put pans, fried so that there was a smell, to bring it down [с голодовки]… <...> Then they brought him to him [заключенного] Yushchenko. They put it next to him. And then this Yushchenko was taken to the medical unit and specially staged as if he had an open form of tuberculosis. <…> They gave me rags, wipe all the bins so as not to get infected. [Хотели] scare him, ”Osmanov says.
Navalny is serving a sentence in a colony in Pokrov in the Vladimir region. From March 31 to April 23, the politician went on a hunger strike, demanding that independent doctors be allowed to him. He complained of pain in his legs and back and said that he was not receiving the necessary medical care in the colony. On April 18, he was transferred from IK-2 in Pokrov to a prison hospital on the territory of IK-3 in Vladimir. There, the politician was visited by hospital doctors not from the FSIN system. After the doctors’ request, Navalny ended his hunger strike.
Navalny’s associate Leonid Volkov in his Telegram channel expressed the assumption that the orders to put pressure on Navalny in the colony were given personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This is all, of course, the work of the system (and not excesses on the ground). The system works by order. Only Vladimir Putin can issue orders regarding Alexei Navalny. If only because they will ask exactly from Putin if at least a hair falls from Navalny’s head while he is in the colony; if only because the sanctions will hit Putin and his friends, his wallets (…) The Dozhd report testifies: a very clear order has been given. To make Navalny not just sit, but rot in prison; to regret returning. Hmmm, let’s think, whose order is this? Who tried to kill him a year ago, screwed up, and now hates him even more for this – because Navalny survived and returned? And now it is impossible to kill again, but are there all the tools for “the living to envy the dead”? ”Volkov wrote.