MOSCOW, 23 October – Sergei Savelyev, who, according to the media, gave human rights defenders a video of violence against prisoners in the Saratov prison hospital, has been put on the wanted list, follows from the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, a video about sexual assault and torture of convicts appeared on YouTube. The Telegram channel Gulagu.net explained that these footage recorded at least four episodes of violence and torture, torture and humiliation of prisoners, which, according to the report, took place in the Regional Tuberculosis Hospital (OTB) No. 1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Saratov region. The UK opened a number of cases – on sexual violence and abuse of authority.
“Grounds for search: wanted under the article of the Criminal Code,” – said in a message in the department’s database.
Prior to this, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that Savelyev was in France and asked for political asylum there. According to the agency, Savelyev was serving a sentence in a Saratov colony in a drug trafficking case. The agency writes that Saveliev, under the guise of servicing computers, quietly downloaded video files from prisons throughout Russia.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation said that the department had begun checking in the institutions of the penitentiary system of the Saratov region for the observance of the rights of convicts. The Federal Penitentiary Service announced the dismissal of the head of OTB No. 1, three more employees of the regional department of the department, and also sent documents for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Saratov Region, Colonel of the Internal Service Alexei Fedotov.
The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin knows about the video with the rape of a prisoner in the Saratov region, the Federal Penitentiary Service is dealing with this, if the authenticity of the materials is confirmed, this will become a pretext for a serious investigation.