Prisoners of the Kaliningrad colony N8 has attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. Thus, they protested against the beatings by the guards. According to them, the complaint outside of the colony do not go away, and objectionable to the administration for months in a penal insulator (SHIZO) writes “the North.Realities”.
Information about the incident appeared in the beginning of September on social media and on the website Gulagu.net in the “Open letter”. The authors of the appeal without a signature described in detail how eight people cut their veins “in the desperate hope to attract the attention of regulatory and Supervisory agencies.”
The day after the mass suicide attempts, beginning at 7 o’clock in the morning until the afternoon all the convicts strict regime in the punishment cell (including perpetrator suicide attempt), began to withdraw from the cameras one at a time in the exercise yards, where there’s no surveillance cameras. There, prisoners were forced to take so-called “safe position”, and then brutally beat them with fists, feet and “special means” – stun guns and rubber truncheons.
The actions of the officers led by the chief of a strict regime, major of internal service Yakovlev and the head of the safety Department Sadykov. The authors of the letter, which outlines the events in the colony, called the incident “inhuman torture in the spirit of the Gestapo.”
According to the exposed veins in the colony, not eight, but six people: Vitaly Ivanov, Sergei Shchukin Vladislav Andryushin, Maksim Osipenko Dmitry Malyshev, Alexey Marubeni.
It was found and other details: convicted Shchukin opened his veins not only on hands but also on my stomach and neck. The prisoners managed to capture on video as it was carried to a stretcher. It was posted on the web, however, almost immediately removed.
Version of the “North.Reality” through social networks was contacted by an inmate of IK-8, which reported that only Shchukin is now in the medical unit, and the other hackneyed participants of the incident in the cooler.
“After the “opening” came in the morning and continued to did. Believe me, screaming was heard inhuman. I want the public to know what is happening on the IR-8, – said the source. – I signed up with some relatives who are turning to the Prosecutor, where they are told that all is well, that the convicts have no battery. That is again want to twist so that the prisoners are guilty, after the stun does not remain bruises. And nobody just wants to look at the surveillance cameras where you can see how chasing the convicts in the punishment cell, where it is clear that employees are too much for an average day.”
As told by the sister of one of the prisoners Angelica Ashurmamadova, she got a call the other convict and on behalf of the brother conveyed the request to file an appeal to the Prosecutor. “But in our district Prosecutor’s office told me: there will be evidence, and then come. I just don’t know who to ask. This boy told me that he is not “revealed”, but they dragged him into the yard and beat him, used stun guns,” added a woman.
Sister of the prisoner asked not to name any names so as not to harm my brother, who is now in the cooler. “But if these, sorry, the goats sent to court, I will speak, too,” she promised.
In response to the request of the editors of “the North.The realities of” acting chief regional UFSIN Eugene Burkin said that “the act of self-mutilation that bears demonstrative-blackmailing character, made three prisoners.” “They were timely provided with necessary medical assistance. On this fact being tested,” he explained.
According to Burkina, prisoners of the”Blackmailers” are serving sentences for grave and especially grave crimes. “In solitary confinement they were placed in systematic violations of the regime of serving the punishment and the failure to comply with the lawful demands of the prison administration. Each more than 50 penalties,” – said the representative of the FSIN.
Employees of the PMC and FPS had a conversation with the prisoners. Complaints and allegations of unlawful use of physical force and special means were reported, said acting head of the FPS. He also said that all correspondence of the prisoners of the correctional institution and was sent by mail.
Meanwhile in office of public Prosecutor the information the Federal penitentiary service has denied. The perpetrators of acts of self-harm, was not three, but six, said the Prosecutor on supervision of observance of laws in correctional facilities of the region Igor Podshivalov.
According to him, all prisoners were given medical assistance, threats to their life and health no.
The Prosecutor added that the fact of self-harm evidence of violations committed by prison staff. “It is at least the presence of prisoners of prohibited items, namely, blades from disposable razors with which they cut. This suggests that the work on removal of the blades were not properly made. The convict is given a razor for the duration of hygienic measures and then climbs. Both of them had blade – a question to the staff,” said Pochivalov.
According to the Chairman of the PMC Svetlana Kondratieva, she the day was in the colony and talked to the doctors, who stitched the wounds of the prisoners. However, the prisoners did not complain of mistreatment. “The beatings they have not complained to us, although they could be. But here we must complain about a specific employee, and they were silent,” – said Kondratiev.
According to her, the prisoners self-inflicted wounds because of a disagreement with the internal rules: that they do not want to clean up the yard after a walk (to do this, the number of inmates assigned to the duty).
One of the convicts confirmed the conflict with the administration for this reason. “Walking in the courtyards of their (the convicts. – Approx. NEWSru.com) are forced to clean the spit and the butts that they do not throw. The question is, why they should take it out of someone? For refusing to go for a walk fry current. Overiew Mikhail Vyacheslavovich, inspector in solitary, repeatedly provoked the prisoners, then to present the change that the convicts provoked – and then they go out in the courtyards, and again a shock,” explained the prisoner.
Another reason for the discontent of prisoners are nitpicking the administration, which prisoners do not leave the cooler for a long time. This was stated by the prisoner’s sister Angelica Ashurmamadova. According to her brother, one prisoner for a year been sitting in the cooler, even though by law there you can send a person just for 15 days. However, when a term in prison expires, the prisoner receives a new sentence for another violation.
The reason for placing it in the cooler may be any change in the disturbance regime: not buttoned the button, not hemmed correctly tag, didn’t say Hello with the boss.
“Brother said not passed, do not say so – and all in a punishment cell, – tells Anzhelika Ashurmamadova. – For several months he is there, in solitary, forever. Although the cooler can’t keep more than 15 days. And one of those guys who have contacted me from prison, in General there are two hundred days bezvylazno.”
Torture in the “glass”
In the punishment cell, the inmates are constantly humiliated. “At the whim of the administration taken out in the courtyards stretch out and give them tasers, registrars are practically not included! Complaints do not go,” – says the prisoners.
Beating and torture of a so-called “glass” – room search. Its existence told Angelica Ashurmamadova and former prisoner of IK-8 Alexander Bogachkov, which was released in June of this year. He was serving a sentence for drug trafficking.
“On “seven” this room was. There were mass beatings, began checking, came the Prosecutor’s Opera, something sprayed “glass”, it was evident that all the walls in blood. We do the same. I’m personally in the “Cup” were opened. They when you hit and miss streaks from the clubs on the walls. The next day there is all washed, all clean, painted,” says Bogatkov.
Now he lives on strong painkillers – after two years of stay in the colony Alexander earned a disability. Now he is waiting for surgery to replace the joint.
“When you come to camp, you are immediately suppressed”, – says a former prisoner. After the first beatings in the colony of Bogatkov cut his wrists. That has led to new forms of harassment and threats from the guards. “Bring on the salt, now we will cover”, – told the employees of the FSIN.
“Pour the urine threatened, kicked, hands, batons, from 11 am to seven PM. At seven in the evening I was taken to the infirmary with me was a doctor and she brought me to the exercise yard, turned around and left, the beatings are not recorded. Went two off shift, pulled me to the stretch, was beaten with a baton on the bones articular and knee. Then his legs were like jelly. They beat so not to break anything. But then they overdid it, the whole back was black,” recalls Alexander.
According to Bogachkova, the leadership of the IR-8 is particularly “bloodthirsty”. In other IR so not hitting and people are constantly in the cooler do not hold.
He also confirmed that the insulator can be any, even fictional, and conditional fault. “Do not say Hello with the employee in the cooler. But I’m a unit officer said Hello in the morning, and I say: the law is not written, how many times a day is necessary to greet. A minute later stood after lifting, although there are no hours, took off his jacket and sat on the floor – extend, extend (the contents in the cooler. – Approx. NEWSru.com)… If you agreed with the report, said, well, Yes, I am guilty, you can go out in 15-30 days. If not – you will sit,” says Bogatkov.
Because of the constant cold I had to sleep in jackets. On the walls grow mildew and mold. Have Bohackova began to hurt the joints. His sister wrote numerous complaints on the detention conditions of his brother. A year later he was in the hospital at the colony, and then was released for health reasons.
“The worst thing is that there you can’t fight it. The complaint goes beyond the walls of the colony. We have a prisoner, Maxim, wrote a complaint. When I was in the hospital personally gave it to the Commissioner for human rights. The next day, the unit officer brings [the complaint] in the squad and says: “do Not put, Maxim, by the administration of complaint to write,” says Alexander.
Now Bogatkov is going to sue the FPS. “When I was sitting, I had one task – to get out and take revenge on them, to the overseers by the same method. But freedom, I realized that in this case is again a prison. And my family so much done for me that I just morally have no right to let them down. I refused to revenge. And I will act in another way,” he concluded.
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