In a Russian prison inmates staged a riot with fire (video)

В российской колонии заключенные устроили бунт с пожаром (видео)

In the penal colony in Angarsk there was a riot of prisoners. On its territory a large fire. Authorities claim that prisoners are not subject to the requirement of employees of a colony. According to rights activists, the revolt was preceded by the beating of the prisoner.

The fire lasted all night. On Saturday morning, the representative of the emergency services in the region reported that open burning of the colony has been eliminated. According to him, burned eight buildings on the area of 30 thousand square meters.

The version of the authorities

In penal colony №15 in the Irkutsk region there was a rebellion, a criminal case about the disorganization of the activities of the correctional institution (part 3 of article 321 of the criminal code), according to the regional Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).

According to investigators, one of the convicts during the retreat not subject to the requirements of the employees, and several other prisoners at this time self-inflicted injuries. In addition, the incident injured one of the officers of the prison.

According to the regional Department of Federal service of execution of punishments in the colony came from a group of employees who conducted interviews with prisoners.

Later, the management said that the situation in the colony is under control. “Currently, assessment of damage”, – is spoken in the message of the press office, quoted by Interfax.

Version defenders

According to the organization “For human rights”, the cause of the riot began beating of prisoner by prison officers. In protest of the 17 prisoners, according to them, self-inflicted injuries.

As told bi-Bi-si the head of the human rights Fund “Public verdict” Svyatoslav Khromenkov, April 9, he received information that the convict in penal colony # 15 was beaten by the assistant chief of the colony.

“After that, several prisoners cut their veins, from 13 to 17 people, including one who was beaten. Then re-beat, which caused a riot in the prison, said the Khromenkov. – There is now a cordon of riot police colony lit – lit call center and something on the industrial area”.