Members of Sverdlovsk Public Monitoring Committee — Larisa Zakharova and Vasily Rybakov have found convict chained to the grill in solitary of the penal colony № 5. He has been this way for a long time.
Administration of facility has stated that by these methods jailers save convicts from self-harm; prisoners might cut veins.
Jailers apply tortures constantly towards convicts. In correctional facility a prisoner might be chained to the grill because of suspicion that a prisoner is worried. Handcuffed convict can spend days and nights in such condition. Sometimes jailers put on winter hats on prisoners.
Investigation Committee and its senior investigator for specially important cases in Tagilstroyevsky region — A.O.Usatov doesn’t see anything criminal and allows to apply tortures.
Thus, for instance, what says Usatov in Order to dismiss criminal complaint about the fact of chained convict — Sagatelyan: Nizhnetagilskaya prosecutor office didn’t find in actions of the colony officials any unlawful actions and declared use of tortures with handcuffs to be legal.
Only after human rights defenders had applied to Regional prosecutor office the case got moving and upon the fact of illegal use of special things towards convict, there order was issued to remedy a breach.
How will warden of the penal colony № 5 — Laptev bring to responsibility his jailers who earlier were ordered to use chain prisoners? We don’t have a clue.
Human rights defenders of the Urals