Pushkov called for constant external monitoring of the activities of the Federal penitentiary service

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate in fotobanka of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Alexei Pushkov. Archival photoPushkov called for constant external monitoring of the activities of the Federal penitentiary service© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate the image Bank

Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov, commenting on the torture of a prisoner in the Yaroslavl prison, stated that it was necessary to establish permanent control over the activities of the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN).

«In Yaroslavl have detained eight suspects in the case of torture of a prisoner in the penal colony», — he wrote in Twitter.

In Yaroslavl have detained 8 suspects in the case of torture of a prisoner in the colony. This practice should burn with a hot iron. There must be a thoroughgoing reform of the penal system and the establishment of permanent control over the activities of the service. The only way to achieve the desired result.

— Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov) 28 Jul 2018

Video brutal beating of a prisoner earlier in July, he published «Novaya Gazeta». According to her, the incident occurred in June last year in penal colony No. 1 in Yaroslavl. The Federal penitentiary service later confirmed the time and place of events recorded in the video.

Criminal case about excess of powers of office, all members of the stage set. It was reported about the dismissal of 17 employees of a colony. After the scandal, the FSIN has organized across the country the special Commission to review all cases of violence in the colonies.

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