YAROSLAVL, 23 Feb – RIA Novosti. Investigators, based on video materials, opened a criminal case on the beating of two convicted persons by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service in Colony No. 1 of Yaroslavl, the regional department of the Investigative Committee reported.
On Tuesday, Novaya Gazeta published a video in which the FSIN officers reportedly beat two convicts. According to the newspaper, one prisoner has already served his sentence and was released. In the second case, the man was hospitalized after being beaten and soon died.
The case was initiated under Article 286 of the Criminal Code – it deals with punishment for abuse of office. The prosecutor's office also started checking.
“When studying the published videos, it was found that some of the employees have already been brought to criminal responsibility, some have been dismissed from the bodies of the penal system. Until the circumstances are objectively clarified, some of the employees of the institution will be temporarily suspended from their official duties,” the press service of the FSIN said. in the Yaroslavl region.
Earlier, “Novaya Gazeta” has already published materials from the Yaroslavl colony. In particular, the publication showed a video of the mass beating of convict Yevgeny Makarov by the FSIN officers. According to the newspaper and the Public Verdict Foundation, which broadcast the video, the incident occurred in the summer of 2017. It caused a huge public outcry, a trial began.
The former deputy chief of the operational department of colony No. 1, Sergei Efremov, made a deal with the investigation and received four years in a general regime colony. Later, 13 more former employees of the colony were brought to trial. Consideration of the criminal case against another accused, former deputy head of colony No. 1 Ivan Kalashnikov, has been temporarily suspended due to his serious illness.