Recruiters have arrived in the Orenburg correctional colonies who are looking for among the prisoners who want to go to war in Ukraine. This was reported to The Insider by the human rights organization Sitting Russia.
It is known that recruiters visited IK-8, IK-1 and IK-9. The head of "Rus Sitting" Olga Romanova suggests that these are not Wagner PMC employees, but "something new."
Viktor Filinkov, convicted in the Network case, is serving his term in IK-1. The information that IK-1 was closed to the public was confirmed to The Insider by Evgenia Kulakova, its defender. According to her, a sign “Quarantine” was placed on the gates of the colony, but no decree on the introduction of quarantine was published on the website of the Federal Penitentiary Service.
Employees of the correctional colony also refuse to comment on quarantine information, both in person and by phone. At the same time, the medical unit at the correctional colony claims that no quarantine order has been issued. These words were confirmed by the secretary of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Orenburg Region, referring to the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Sergey Porshin.
The RUPRESSION Telegram channel writes that neither relatives nor defenders are allowed into the territory of the colony, and Kulakova was "pushed out of the gate by force" by an employee of the IK. Inside the IC is fenced with an additional lattice. According to the relatives of the convicts, the colony has been closed for "quarantine" since at least September 26.
“After I found out that the medical unit did not introduce quarantine, they began to say that there was disinfection. Payphones, according to relatives of the prisoners, have been switched off for a week. Those recently released from the colony do not know anything about quarantine or disinfection, ”Kulakova told The Insider.
Earlier, deputies of the parliament of Bashkiria submitted to the State Duma a bill on sending convicts to war. According to it, a convict may be granted a reprieve from serving a sentence if he participated in hostilities. The time spent in the war is proposed to be counted in the term of imprisonment at the rate of one to ten.