CSO of the Week: Gulagu.net

Week-ending 15 May 2020

Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service admits to ‘use of force and police instruments’ during prison riot in Siberia

Employees of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) admitted to the “use of force and police instruments” during a riot at Penal Colony No.15 in the Siberian city of Angarsk on April 9. Information about the treatment of the prison’s 415 inmates was issued in response to a request from Vladimir Osechkin, the founder of the human rights project Gulagu.net. The Federal Penitentiary Service emphasized that no firearms were used against the prisoners. Allegedly, medical personnel examined all of the inmates after the riot and found “satisfactory” levels of health. Meduza, 14 May 2020

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