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Putin orders the expulsion of the head of the prison service after leaking footage of torture and rape of prisoners

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Putin orders the expulsion of the head of the prison service after leaking footage of torture and rape of prisoners

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the expulsion of the head of the prison service Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement, after horrific footage of torture and rape in a Russian prison was leaked and published.

Alexander Kalasnikov, who was subjected to Western sanctions over the case of imprisoned dissident Alexei Navalny, was expelled under a decision with immediate effect, and he served as head of the Russian prison service for two years.

The Russian president appointed police colonel Arkady Gostev in his place.

The move comes after rights groups published dozens of videos of torture that were leaked from a prison in the central city of Saratov last month.

The ex-prison inmate, Sergey Savelyev, who has Belarusian citizenship, smuggled the videos before fleeing from Russia to France, where he sought asylum.

Earlier this month, the Russian Prison Service announced the dismissal of 18 officials in the Saratov region over the video recordings, in addition to the opening of several investigations.

The Kremlin has previously called for an investigation into the case.

Moscow had put Savelyev on its wanted list last month, but later removed his name.

During his imprisonment, Savelyev worked as a maintenance officer for computers and gained access to the internal server of the prison and other prison servers, where he found surveillance footage showing the violations.

He saved the footage to a USB stick and hid it near the exit door.

And published the Gulago.net tapes of abuse.

Observers say Russia’s vast prison system has long been a site of torture and sexual violence against inmates, but the videos are shedding new light on the abuse.

(AFP)

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the expulsion of the head of the prison service Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement, after horrific footage of torture and rape in a Russian prison was leaked and published.

Alexander Kalasnikov, who was subjected to Western sanctions over the case of imprisoned dissident Alexei Navalny, was expelled under a decision with immediate effect, and he served as head of the Russian prison service for two years.

The Russian president appointed police colonel Arkady Gostev in his place.

The move comes after rights groups published dozens of videos of torture that were leaked from a prison in the central city of Saratov last month.

The ex-prison inmate, Sergey Savelyev, who has Belarusian citizenship, smuggled the videos before fleeing from Russia to France, where he sought asylum.

Earlier this month, the Russian Prison Service announced the dismissal of 18 officials in the Saratov region over the video recordings, in addition to the opening of several investigations.

The Kremlin has previously called for an investigation into the case.

Moscow had put Savelyev on its wanted list last month, but later removed his name.

During his imprisonment, Savelyev worked as a maintenance officer for computers and gained access to the internal server of the prison and other prison servers, where he found surveillance footage showing the violations.

He saved the footage to a USB stick and hid it near the exit door.

And published the Gulago.net tapes of abuse.

Observers say Russia’s vast prison system has long been a site of torture and sexual violence against inmates, but the videos are shedding new light on the abuse.

(AFP)

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