One of the most common problems in institutions of the penitentiary system is the impunity of officers who torture prisoners. Over 40% of complaints made to the Committee in the past three years from people who serve sentences are related to physical violence.
In connection with Ildar Dadin’s situation people have once again begun to speak about torture in prisons and other violations of prisoner’s rights. We are involved with this conversation in connection with the project “Protecting the Rights of Residents of the North Caucasus in Places of Imprisonment.” We will begin a small cycle of publications about the situation in various regions of Russia. First up we are publishing the work of Ahmed Barakhoyev – a project coordinator in Ingushetia.