Let us remind that the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment of Kirovskaya region and local colony № 11 have filed a lawsuit in Leninskiy court of Yekaterinburg against human rights organization «Legal Basis» to protect their «business reputation». They didn’t like information on events in penitentiary № 11 of Kirovskaya region on January 11, 2013 and the article of the head of «For Human rights» Lev Ponomarev on it.
Financed from the budget representatives of penitentiary system of Kirovskaya region could manage to make trips twice from Kirov to Yekaterinburg on court hearings on June 5 and July 5 2013.
Meanwhile, defendant’s representatives — the head of «Legal Basis» Aleksey Sokolov and lawyer Roman Kachanov — could prove it wrong. There is no need to describe all arguments of human defenders — they will be stated in court holding on site «Human defenders of the Urals».
Nevertheless we should say special «thanks» to Sverdlovsk Federal Service for Execution of punishment. Due to Federal Service human defenders have got huge experience in such suits. In 2011-2012 penal colonies № 3 and № 55 brought lawsuits against another human rights organization — Trans-regional center of human rights. All mentioned cases have been won.
Eventually, judge O.N. Savinova has completely rejected a claim of penal colony № 11 and Federal Service for Execution of punishment of Kirovskaya region. Time will tell whether heads of penal colony № 11 and Federal Service spending budget money on court claims without reason are subjects to disciplinary and financial responsibilities.
Anyway, human defenders of the Urals are going to keep an eye on it and if it should be necessary they will help Federal Service out to make points.
For reference: Federal Service of Kirovskaya region and local colony № 11 have stated that Special Forces didn’t beat prisoners and brought refusal to initiate criminal proceedings.
It speaks for itself. It’s very complicated for Russian prisoner to prove that he is being beaten in penitentiary system.