YAROSLAVL, February 27 – RIA Novosti. The defendant in the criminal case of torture by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the convict Yevgeny Makarov in IK-1 in Yaroslavl, the former deputy head of the colony, Ivan Kalashnikov, died of a serious illness without waiting for the verdict, the victim's lawyer Irina Biryukova told RIA Novosti.
“We received information that Ivan Kalashnikov died of an illness,” said Biryukova, noting that the information came from the lawyers of the FSIN officers who are now undergoing another criminal case of beatings in the same colony.
In July 2018, Novaya Gazeta published a video of the mass beating of convicted Yevgeny Makarov by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service in Yaroslavl Colony No. 1. 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 criminal case was opened on abuse of office, 15 people were detained.
The former deputy chief of the operational department of the colony No. 1 of Yaroslavl, Sergei Efremov, made a deal with the investigation and received 4 years in a general regime colony. In November 2020, another 13 former employees of the colony were brought to trial. The Zavolzhsky court of Yaroslavl acquitted two of them, while the rest were sentenced to terms ranging from 3 years to 4 years and 3 months in a colony. Six of them had already served their sentences in custody and were released in the courtroom. The court forbade the defendants to get jobs in law enforcement agencies for 2.5 years after their release, but did not strip them of their titles.
The examination of the criminal case against another accused, former deputy head of colony No. 1 Ivan Kalashnikov, was temporarily suspended due to his serious illness.