Russia: Six people detained after Yaroslavl prison torture scandal

«The criminal case is in the production of the first department for the investigation of especially important cases in the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Yaroslavl Region. An investigation team was established to investigate the criminal case. At the present time, the investigation team has identified the identities of all members of the... Еще colony who participated in the beating of the prisoner. Six people have already been detained today. The court will send a petition, a consequence of the election in respect of detainees, a preventive measure in the form of detention. Investigative actions and operational-search activities aimed at detaining the remaining suspects are being carried out. The searches and seizures of documents on the territory of the correctional colony and the Federal Penal Enforcement Service of Russia in the Yaroslavl region were carried out. In addition, there will also be given a legal assessment of the actions of the inaction of the leadership of the penal colony and responsible legal persons of the Federal Penal Enforcement Service of Russia in the Yaroslavl region during the investigation of the criminal case.» Russian Investigative Committee announced on Monday that they have detained at least six people who were filmed torturing a prisoner at a Yaroslavl prison. “At the present time, the investigation team has identified the identities of all members of the colony who participated in the beating of the prisoner. Six people have already been detained today,” said Christina Guzovskaya, Senior Assistant to the Head of the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in Yaroslavl region. “Investigative actions and operational-search activities aimed at detaining the remaining suspects are being carried out,” she added. The prisoner, Evgenii Makarov, was filmed being beaten up with batons and fists by prison guards. The video was released by Russian Novaya Gazeta newspaper on Friday. The abuse reportedly took place on June 29, 2017, and was captured by a portable video recorder, which the Federal Penal Enforcement Service employees are required to carry by law.

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