Most Russians do not know about torture in the Yaroslavl prison, the survey showed

© RIA Novosti / Oleg Smysloviye in fotomanipulacija colony No. 1 in YaroslavlMost Russians do not know about torture in the Yaroslavl prison, the survey showed© RIA Novosti / Oleg Smysloviye the image Bank

The majority of Russians (69%) had not heard about the torture of a prisoner in the Yaroslavl prison, the survey, published on a site «Levada-center».

In July «the New newspaper» published submitted by the Foundation «Public verdict» video beating a prisoner Evgeny Makarov. According to her, the incident occurred in June 2017 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.

After the scandal, the FSIN has organized around the country the special Commission to review all cases of violence in the colonies. According to the Foundation, «heroes» video were 18 members of the colony. Fourteen of them were charged, they were taken into custody.

According to the survey, 7% of respondents have heard a lot about this story, 23% heard, but don’t know what that 2% were undecided.

Speaking about torture in Russian colonies, only 6% of respondents believe that no torture no, 40% said that only a few violations, 33% believe that it is a common practice, 21% of respondents were undecided, according to «Levada-center».

According to the survey, 57% of Russians believe that the beating and abuse of prisoners in the colonies will not be tolerated under any circumstances, 28% — in some cases, prisoners may need to use force, 7% of prisoners have no right to count on normal attitude.

The poll was conducted October 18-24 among 1.6 thousand people aged 18 years in 136 villages, 52 subjects of the Russian Federation. The study was conducted in the home of Respondent by personal interview. The error does not exceed 3.4%.

In late August, «the New newspaper» on its website published a video of the beating of prisoners made in the penal colony №1. Criminal case upon excess of powers of office with application of physical violence and special means. Video, as well as a record of beating Makarova, has extended the Fund «Public verdict». It is established that on 29 November 2016 in IK-1 UFSIN of Russia across Yaroslavl region has passed a custodial activities during which employees UFSIN beat prisoners with hands, feet and rubber truncheons. In this case arrested two employees of a colony №8.

Makarov was not present during the beating of convicts in November 2016, but both criminal cases are United in one production and it is one of the victims. In the courts for the arrest of the accused was the name of the second victim — Nikolaev. Later the lawyer of the Fund «Public verdict» Irina Biryukova has told RIA Novosti that in business there were two more victims, their names — Tarnowski and Gukasyan.

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