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A former prisoner of the Omsk colony spoke about the recent unrest

Radio Liberty 14.10.2018 at 18:51

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A Former prisoner of the Omsk penal colony No. 6, where a week ago there was a riot, said that the unrest started when the convicted because of the bullying attacked by so-called activists that help the administration of the colony. According to the prisoner, caught a riot in a prison, on 3 October there was a beaten prisoner, the ambulance arrived, the victim had cut it off. The lawyer and parents it is not allowed. "Go to the Prosecutor, and she says nothing at all. And you have to go and beat. This, of course, cruel methods, but somehow attract the attention necessary, in another way," – said the TV channel "Rain" a former prisoner. To beat violently, but somehow attract the attention necessary, in another way According to him, nothing was planned in advance, the prisoners attacked the warden and orderlies, the fight was attended by 150 people. Prison staff did not take part in, they were filming what is happening on the DVR. The next day the prisoners were waiting for lawyers and human rights defenders to send a complaint, but the colony declared a state of emergency and imposed a riot. Those prisoners who are identified on the videotapes, were isolated from the others and taken outside of the colony. The source channel has heard, that to them was applied the brute force. The evening of 6 October in Omsk penal colony No. 6 prisoners staged a riot and a mass brawl. The cause of the riot, local media and human rights groups say complaints that prisoners are mistreated, beaten and humiliated. The convicts demanded verification of the colony and took refuge in the barracks and threatened to slit my wrists if they begin to storm. October 8 colony number six was limited access to lawyers and visits from relatives. About 40 prisoners from a colony in which 6 ukbara was a mass brawl in need of medical help, five were hospitalized, one in intensive care. This was reported on the website of "Siberia.Realities".