On February 24-25, 2014 we inspected penal colony № 63 in Ivdel. We came over after 4 pm because we participated in court hearing.
Firstly, we’ve checked quarantine zone many prisoners transferred to Nizhny Tagil station. Standing on the railway platform I realized that they still transfer prisoners from colony № 14 which shut down. In quarantine there were 12 of them: severe faces and big bags. They didn’t complain.
It is worth noting that nobody complains in penal colony №63.
When you talk to those who have been there, they usually say it’s better not to complain. Some even don’t want to remember about this penal colony.
In solitaries no inmates found, administration said that prisoners don’t violate colony rules.
Next we went to ward -type rooms and checked each. Inmates met us with either smile or severe expressions.
Inside of next cell we saw convict in underwear and socks. We asked what happened to him.
He explained that he was protesting against regime; he doesn’t agree how officers treat prisoners.
Warden deputy was present there because we were not given room for confidential meetings and read out rules for prisoners. We couldn’t understand why convict cannot get permitted things: pencils, pens, table games, cigarettes and matches.
Also we found out that convict K. sleeps on the floor without mattress protesting.
We might guess what’s going on there.. judging by released convict’s testimony in court house. The same things what convict K. told us about happening in colony.
Then we checked other convict who were subject to physical and physiological pressure when they addressed to human rights defenders in order to protect their rights. They are scared and under apprehension of life.
Our inspection ended up rights before lockdown.
Next day we decided to go to penal colony № 63 again because we seriously worried about convicts, especially those who have been consulted by us.
What happens after we leaving we don’t have a clue.
One convict underwent violence only because of his nationality-Chechen and now looked low-spirited. As for convict in underwear he stayed the same and didn’t change his view.
Upon checking traumas book I found interesting statistics: not many traumas recorded but they are the same: fracture of clavicle or injury of hairy head part.
December 2010 — simple fracture of clavicle;
February 2010 — blunt simple trauma; injury of chest;
March 2011 — tear-contused wound of head; brain concussion;
June 2011 — injury of spine; — tear-contused wound of occipital lobe of head;
November 2011 — injury of right clavicle; undisplaced fracture;
May 2012 — injury of right clavicle; undisplaced fracture;
October 2012 — injury of chest;
November 2012 — closed injury of cerebro-cranial trauma, brain concussion;
December 2012 — fracture of left foot
March, April 2013 — injury of joint, injury of left foot;
June 2013-bodily harm;
July 2013 — bruises of shoulder and eyes;
August 2013 -stab wound of abdomen wall;
September 2013 — injury of knee joint;
November 2013 — bruise of left shoulder and joint.
We got interested and we are going to work with information above.
Meanwhile inspections of Ivdel correctional facilities go on.
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Larisa Zakharova, Sergey Kirillov, members of Public Monitoring Committee.