Almost 300 of the prison staff opened a criminal case in 2017

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in Photobacterium in the institution of the penal service. Archival photoAlmost 300 of the prison staff opened a criminal case in 2017© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Against 289 employees criminally-corrective system (UIS) in Russia in 2017 was prosecuted related to the performance of official duties, stated in the report of the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation.

The report, which is published on the website of the Ombudsman report on the implementation by Russia of obligations under the Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.

«According to the Ministry of justice of Russia, at the end of 2017 for all identified competent authorities of the violations, including the appeals Commissioner, in connection with the performance of official duties of criminal cases against 289 employees of criminally-Executive system. Made 18739 acts of prosecutorial response, 2618 of which relate to the observance of human rights in establishments of criminally-Executive system», — the report says.

«Responsible for the violation of law and human rights in prisons attracted 6465 employees, including administrative — 19 people, criminal 77 people, to disciplinary – 6302 man» — the document says.

The report notes that in 2017 the number of complaints of unlawful use of physical force and special means by the staff of places of detention compared to other years significantly decreased.

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