26 December 2015, 20:18

Rights defenders report murder of native of Chechnya in Chelyabinsk colony

Inmates of the Chelyabinsk penal colony went on a hunger strike after Sultan Israilov, a native of Chechnya, had died there. The colony personnel assert that he committed suicide, but rights defenders assert that he was killed.

The prisoner Sultan Israilov died in High Security Colony No. 2 of Chelyabinsk on December 21, Said-Magomed Akhmatgiriev, the representative of the head of Chechnya in the Chelyabinsk Region, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, adding that the brother of the deceased was issued a certificate in the colony, reading that "the prisoner Sultan Israilov died of asphyxiation."

"On the eve of his death, Sultan telephoned to his brother to Goy-Chu, telling that in all likelihood, he would be soon released on conditional early relief (CER). He made plans on what to do, when he returns home. However, on the following day, relatives were told that he hanged himself. Nobody believes it," Mr Akhmatgiriev has stressed.

In the opinion of Valery Prikhodkin, a member of the Public Oversight Commission over Prisons of the Chelyabinsk Region, the version of Israilov's suicide is implausible.

"Sultan Israilov was beaten to death. It's just enough to look at the traces of beatings on his body, to understand that it's not a suicide – it's a murder. The person, who had just received from the colony's commission a recommendation for the CER, would unlikely commit suicide," Valery Prikhodkin told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

On December 25, an anonymous message was sent to the "hotline" Gulagu.net, stating that prisoners of Colony No. 2 had announced a mass hunger strike aiming to draw attention to the attempt to present Israilov's murder as a suicide.

In total, 520 prisoners are on hunger strike; today, they refused to eat breakfast and lunch, a law enforcement source has confirmed.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tatiana Gantimurova; Source: CK correspondent

Form of mobile communication
SMS: 8 903-767-6060
Know more? Do not be silent!
Lt feedback banner
All news

August 22, 2017 15:32

August 21, 2017 18:58

  • Number of fire victims in Rostov-on-Don reaches 27

    In Rostov-on-Don, five persons have been hospitalized as a result of a fire. One of the victims is a member of the rescue team from the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE). This was reported by medical officers from the hospital.

August 21, 2017 17:27

  • Fire victims from Mokok call their village "Russian Aleppo"

    The authorities, who promised to pay compensation to fire victims from Mokok, do nothing to keep their promise. This was reported by local residents. At present, the Dagestani village with burned down houses "looks like the Syrian city of Aleppo," noted Tagir Magomedov, a local resident.

August 21, 2017 14:33

August 21, 2017 13:55

News archive