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Press Release on visit to Penal Colony No. 25

posted 3 Mar 2013, 10:57 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Mar 2013, 11:09 ]
27 February 2013

Press release by observer group of Chelyabinsk region Public Oversight Commission under leadership of Nikolai Shchur (D. Latypova, V. Prikhodkina, N. Shchur and T. Shchur)

We were not originally intending to publish a press release about our visit to Penal Colony No. 25: it was a regular, scheduled inspection, there had been no complaints from the colony for a long time, nor any negative comments from relatives or other penal colonies, so we thought we'd just go there, take a look round and write up our visit, but we saw no need to issue a press release. However, circumstances have forced us to change our minds. [Read more]