On 30 June 2015 I inspected the penal colony-2 as an expert of Fund «For convicts’ rights protection» who arrived from Chelyabinsk prison. Officers walked me inside where they provided me with a meeting with no problems. Convict told me that except me he had been visited also by members of Public Monitoring Committee including Bek Manasov (who visits every person I visited before). It seems like he follows in my steps and he had information about my visits in colonies. I’m not surprised he knows everything; it’s not a secret that Manasov came from public organization which is registered on the territory of the penal colony-2 and run by former press-secretary of the Federal Service for Execution of punishment.
In the afternoon I visited convict Aleksey Roslov in the pretrial detention center-1; he is having soon trials at the Sverdlovsk regional court. He had shabby clothes on him that scare. After a meeting I went to warden’s office and asked to give a convict new clothes. He said that I cannot make such comments as an expert, I should have come as member of Public Monitoring Committee. Then deputy chief added that they will use me as witness in case of any arrested and I won’t be able to visit as a member also.
Apparently, they have special attitude to me.
Larisa Zakharova, lawyer of Association «Legal Basis», expert of Fund «For convicts’ rights protection»