Former head of Open Russia, politician Andrey Pivovarov were transferred to Karelia to serve their sentence in the torture colony IK-7 in Segezha. Novaya Gazeta Europe writes about this with reference to Tatyana Usmanova, the former head of Pivovarov's campaign headquarters.
According to Usmanova, the politician was brought to IK-7 on January 24, after which several “violations” were registered and placed in a cell-type room until April 30.
Pivovarov was found by his mother, she was able to get through to the medical unit of the colony. The lawyer managed to get to Pivovarov for a short date.
As lawyer Pavel Chikov recalls , IK-7 became famous in 2016, when Ildar Dadin, the first convicted under article 212.1 of the Criminal Code for repeated violation of the law on rallies, was brought there. A court in Moscow sentenced him to three years in prison. Dadin claimed to be tortured in this colony, the Federal Penitentiary Service distributed a video of his conflict with the staff of the institution.
Then Chikov and the head of the Committee against Torture, Igor Kalyapin, went to the colony and, based on the results of the visit, published a report on the website of the Presidential Human Rights Council. “Explanations of other convicts describing identical or similar actions (stretching, lifting up, thrusting head down into the toilet, blows to the body without marks, hanging up), the sequence of behavior of employees (placement in a ‘transport’, placement in a punishment cell, beating), place (cell No. 14, exercise yard, chief’s office, toilet), the objects used (handcuffs, door lock, hammer), accompanied by verbal threats (rape, first of all), other conditions (loud radio, songs of the Lube group, reading of the PVR) testify about the authenticity of the events described by Dadin,” Chikov quotes from the report.
He also recalls that the chief colonies Sergey Kossiev was accused of extortion from convicts and the use of violence, arrested and received three years in prison.
Earlier, Pivovarov's associates reported that his whereabouts had been unknown since December 30. Before the New Year, he was transferred from Krasnodar to an unknown destination, after which he did not get in touch. In July, Pivovarov was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of leading an "undesirable" organization.