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Open dialogue between Vladimir Turbanov, head of Chelyabinsk region penitentiary services, and Nikolai Shchur, member of Chelyabinsk region Public Oversight Commission

posted 11 Dec 2012, 11:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Dec 2012, 11:43 ]
7 December 2012

Source: Chelyabinsk Region Public Oversight Commission 

Open letter to the media by Vladimir Turbanov, head of the Chief Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (GUFSIN Russia) for the Chelyabinsk region and Major-General of the Internal Service 

Several media outlets and human rights organisations are currently spreading false information about the events at Penal Colony № 6 (PC-6) in the Chelyabinsk Region, regarding the alleged presence of 12 corpses of prisoners beaten by special forces, and their transportation to other prisons. I can give state with full authority that the situation at the Penal Colony is currently stable and fully under the control of the management. Heavy-handed force has not been used against prisoners, and Special Forces have not been summoned. There were no Special Forces casualties. [Read more]