ALL PHOTOS Director of the Fund “Russia sitting” Olga Romanov has sent a letter to UN asking to intervene in the situation in the riot in penal colony No. 15 in Angarsk, Irkutsk region
zekovnet.ru human rights activists are asking the UN to call on Russia to take urgent, effective and independent investigation into the death of two prisoners the study of facts “excessive use of force in IR-15”
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas About the riot at the Angarsk IR-15, which led to the fire, it became known on Friday, April 10
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Director of the Fund “Russia sitting” Olga Romanov has sent a letter to UN asking to intervene in the situation in the riot in penal colony No. 15 in Angarsk Irkuttion region. The application is addressed to the UN special Rapporteur on the issues of extrajudicial killings Agnes Kalamar and the UN special Rapporteur on torture and inhuman treatment to Nils Melzer, says RBC.
the rights activists are asking the UN to call on Russia to take urgent, effective and independent investigation into the death of two inmates, the study of facts “excessive use of force in IR-15” and to provide urgent medical care to victims convicted.
In their opinion, the UN should urge Russia to notify relatives of prisoners about their condition and to provide access to the colony of the Public oversight Commission (POC) and to disclose full information about the victims and possible victims.
Also “Russia sitting” asks the UN to ask the government questions about who ordered the violent suppression of rebellion, about the use of weapons during these events, whether the use of force is inevitable and proportionate to the threat, the reasons for the revolt, about the victims and what help has been provided on the possible deaths and committed suicide during the suppression of the rebellion. In the address human rights activists refer to the international Covenant on civil and political rights, the UN Convention against torture and other intergovernmental agreements.
“People in uniform, like the chief of the Federal penitentiary service of the Irkutsk Sagalakova and head of IR-15 Vereshchaka must understand that you cannot beat up other people with impunity.And the mockery continues, beaten prisoners are driven on the parade ground and forced to sing themselves fsinovtsy shoot it on video and post them joy, they “broke area”,” – commented on in Facebook the head of the legal Department of the Fund Alexey Federov who posted on the blog portion of the document.
the riot in Angarsk IR-15, which led to the fire, it became known on Friday, April 10. Two days earlier, a prisoner Anton Belenichev recorded a video message where he said that cut his wrists after the beating and strangulation from the duty POMomnica head of the colony. He helped, but then was again beaten, after which several dozen prisoners broke the security cameras in the colony and opened his veins.
In the regional Department of the Federal penitentiary service said that one of the convicts, who were kept in isolation, refused to conduct a personal search, “pushed the staff, used foul language, urged the other prisoners to unlawful acts”. This, in turn, led to the fact that prisoners in neighbouring cells smashed surveillance cameras and shards cut my forearm.
the next day, other prisoners supported the rebellion, refused to go on morning exercises and was locked in the shops of the industrial area. The evening in the industrial part of the burned building. There was information about the use of stun grenades. Later, under the rubble of the burned plant was found dead one of the prisoners, about the death of another prisoner in the request, the UN reported human rights activists from “Russia sitting”. Baza wrote that the body of the convict was found hanged on the gate of one of the hangars.
the Federal penitentiary service did not publish official information about the death of convicted persons and its causes. The Agency initially reported that the situation in IK-15 control. After suppressing the riot in the regional office of the Ministry reported that “negatively characterized convicted persons attempted to destabilize the work of the institution, an arson attack on several objects in the industrial area of the colony”.
According to human rights activists that the rebellion began after the beating of a prison inmate, causing the other prisoners to protest self-inflicted cuts. And the fire, according to one version, started because of the fact that introduced to the colony special forces used smoke bombs and grenades. Find out the true state of Affairs in a colony of social activists can not, because there has been quarantined in connection with the coronavirus.
the Investigative Committee initiated upon disorders criminal deating under part 3 of article 321 of the criminal code (disorganization of the correctional institution). The investigators questioned inmates and the prison staff, on its territory introduced a state of emergency.