In Kemerovo, the employees of SIZO-1 were released, who had been taken hostage by prisoners the day before. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the press service of the main department of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the region.
“As a result of the measures taken, the hostages were released, no one was injured,” the press officer said.
Earlier it was reported that eight prisoners blocked three employees when they were checking in the cell. One of the employees of the pre-trial detention center was quickly released during negotiations. According to Baza, special forces entered the pre-trial detention center.
The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article on hostage-taking. And if on the eve of TASS wrote that the prisoners demanded to arrange a meeting with representatives of the prosecutor's office and the regional Federal Penitentiary Service, then later the Investigative Committee stated that they asked for cigarettes, telephones and drugs.
In early June, more than 80 detainees in SIZO-1 in Kemerovo went on a hunger strike. The portal of Kuzbass "Open City" published a complaint to the prosecutor's office from a lawyer, from which it followed that the hunger strike began after the staff of the detention center beat and raped one of the prisoners with a truncheon.