Four criminal cases of torture of convicts in the Saratov region have been initiated

Investigators opened four criminal cases on the use of violence against four convicts in a prison hospital in the Saratov region. This was announced on Wednesday, October 6, at the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).

The day before, videos with illegal actions against an unidentified man appeared on the Web. According to the author of the publication, the entry was made in the Federal State Institution OTB-1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Saratov region, adds Gazeta.ru.

It is noted that on two facts the actions are qualified under clause “a” of Part 2 of Art. 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Violent acts of a sexual nature”), in two more cases – on the grounds of a crime under paragraph “a” of Part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Exceeding official powers, committed with the use of violence and the threat of its use”).

In addition, the regional IC is investigating three more criminal cases on four episodes of crimes under Art. 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Violent acts of a sexual nature”). Investigators clarified that these crimes were committed from January 2020 to May 2021.

At the moment, the premises are being inspected, the necessary items and documents are being seized. A number of examinations have been appointed.

The regional Investigative Committee also reported that the head of the prison hospital in the Saratov region, as well as three employees of the regional FSIN, were dismissed.

On the eve of the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the video with the captured violence against the prisoner in the presidential administration is aware and considers it important to establish the authenticity of the videos published.

The Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments told Izvestia that the director of the department, Alexander Kalashnikov, sent a group of employees of the central office of the department to the Saratov region to check the observance of the rights of convicts and their safety.

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