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Russian Cops Jailed for Torturing Suspects With Cigarettes, Boiling Water
The officers were sentenced for behavior such as inserting a lit cigarette into a suspect's nostrils.
Russia's Prison Service Defends Yoga Against Homosexuality and Riot Claims
Yoga classes were suspended after a theologian complained that it could cause prisoners to become gay and start prison riots.
Say You're Sorry
Russia's Prison Service Wants Guards to Apologize to Inmates for Rights Violations
The draft regulations come after leaked videos of torture in a Russian prison rocked the country's penitentiary system.
Russia's Political Prisoners, in Photos
As many as 200 people are currently being held as political prisoners in Russia.
New Torture Videos Thrust Russian Prison Back Into the Spotlight
Novaya Gazeta published two newly obtained videos showing guards abusing and beating prisoners at the Yaroslavl region Penal Colony-1.
7 Jehovah’s Witnesses Brutally Tortured in Russia, Spokesman Says
The victims were reportedly stripped, suffocated, doused with water and shocked with stun guns.
Russian Prisoners Create 'Motherland' Sculpture Out of Snow
Life in Russian prison can bring out the artist within you.
Russian House Arrest Rate Exploded Fourfold in Past 5 Years, Officials Say
The number of people under house arrest has increase fourfold since 2013, officials say.
Russian Authorities Begin Inspection of Memorial Rights Group
Russia declared Memorial International a “foreign agent” in the fall of 2016.
Prison Official Bristles at ‘Outdated’ Gulag Comparisons
Russia’s prison system came under criticism last year after leaked bodycam footage showed guards torturing inmates.
Russian Watchdog Cautions NYE Parties Against Hiring ‘Bad Santas’
“Using people’s gullibility and lack of vigilance, rogue entertainers can commit theft during festivities,” Rospotrebnadzor writes.
Russia Admits Slave Labor Used at Pussy Riot Penal Colony
“Turns out that resistance isn’t futile and that it can bear fruit after years,” Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said.
Court Upholds FSB Chief’s Defense of Stalinist Repressions
A court has upheld a Russian intelligence chief’s controversial interview defending his predecessors, who were involved in organizing Stalinist repressions...
Notorious 19th-Century Moscow Prison Will be Closed, Official Says
The 19th-century Butyrka prison has held a slew of notable figures including persecuted writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Adolf Hitler's nephew.
Number of Imprisoned Russians Hits Historic Low, Prison Officials Say
There are currently an estimated 467,000 people locked up in Russian prisons, down from 588,000 in 2013.
Massive HIV Outbreak Reported in Russian Prison, Rights Lawyer Says
Around 150 prisoners are believed to have contracted HIV over the past month and a half at a penal colony in Yaroslav.
Russia’s Top Court Says Boss’s Orders Don’t Justify Prison Torture
A series of abuse scandals rocked the national penitentiary system earlier this year.
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