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Press release by Chelyabinsk Public Oversight Commission on situation at Kopeisk Penal Colony No. 6

posted 25 Feb 2013, 01:26 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Feb 2013, 01:29 ]
20 February 2013

Press release of by an observer group of the Chelyabinsk Public Oversight Commission under the leadership of Nikolai Shchur on an inspection of Penal Colony No. 6 (at Kopeisk) on 19 February 2013 

Three people took part: D. Latypova, N. Shchur and T. Shchur. We were given unhindered access to all areas of the penal colony and we were not prevented from carrying out any activities. We were accompanied through the colony by the head of the education section Andrei Vasilev and acting assistant for human rights to the head of the main directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for Chelyabinsk Dmitry Khromov. [Read more]