Due to appointment to a post of new warden of penal colony № 62 Alexander Procenko, human rights defenders decided to check how situation with convicts’ rights is there.
On June 11th 2014 attorney Roman Kachanov, experts of fund «For convicts’ rights protection» Aleksey Sokolov and Larisa Zakharova went to penal colony. Early in the morning human rights defenders have made a statement on meetings with four convicts in order to provide prisoners with legal assistance. Mother of one convict has asked to check her son, because she worries that son is being beaten there.
In late afternoon human rights defenders were given back their statements with resolution of warden where it said that three prisoners had rejected legal help from defenders in written form and one convict was absent in there.
Here we go again — breach of law, because earlier Human rights defenders of the Urals had proved in court that convicts may reject legal help or lawyer in the course of meeting only. We know why. Often human rights defenders face situations where convicts are subjects to physical and psychological pressure. Jailers do it in order to get written refusals. Also there are some cases of deception of prisoners by jailers.
Actions of A.Procenko had already been declared to be unlawful. Thus, on April 9th 2014 Verkh-Isetsky regional courthouse of Yekaterinburg stated that actions of Procenko to be illegal over denial of access to colony for Roman Kachanov.
Well… If chief of Federal Service for Execution of punishment in Sverdlovsk region Sergey Vyacheslavovich Khudorozhkov wants to see law breakers among his officers, so be it…
But those officers will keep violation law by what they will set his Federal Service up. What if next bribe taker shows up….Maybe the issue is about General Khudorozhkov? Maybe we should check his abilities to choose staff?
Human rights defenders of the Urals.