Inside Putin’s ‘torture conveyor belt’ prisons where inmates are ‘raped and mutilated’

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Inside Putin’s ‘torture conveyor belt’ prisons where inmates are ‘raped and mutilated’

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Horrific new footage appears to show inside Russia’s “torture conveyor belt” jails where it’s claimed inmates are raped and mutilated.

The new video was leaked to campaigners and allegedly shows prisoners being terrorized and subject to degrading treatment in Vladimir Putin’s jails.

The videos show at least five inmates being urinated on, raped and violated with blunt objects.

They are the latest in a series taken by a Belarussian man jailed in Saratov and leaked to campaigners Gulagu.net.

According to the group, the abuse took place in OTB-1, a prison the Saratov region, close to the border with Kazakhstan.

Vladimir Osechkin, who runs the group, wrote on its website: “We continue our independent investigation against the conveyor belt of torture in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service.”

Another prisoner with his face pressed against the wall by guards.
Another prisoner with his face pressed against the wall by guards.
Gulagu.net

The group claims gangs of rapists were employed at the prison hospital to provide cover for them if their presence was questioned.

But it’s alleged their actual job was the routine sexual abuse of inmates as part of a “criminal conspiracy” operating within the jail.

The rapes were filmed and the footage sent to the security services so it could be archived and then used as blackmail.

One of the prisoners was being urinated on.
One of the prisoners was being urinated on.
Gulagu.net

It comes after the Gulagu revealed sickening video showing a naked man screaming in pain as he is tied to a bed and violated with a mop handle at a tuberculosis hospital in the jail.

The video was taken by Sergei Savelyev, who was used by the authorities to collate their sickening collection of torture videos filmed on prison issue camcorders, says the group.

The IT programmer was “beaten and tortured himself” before he was deployed as a “professional” to file the collection of abusive videos from several regions, it was claimed.

Savelyev – now released and seeking political asylum in the West – copied the material and carried it out of Russia.

Brutal treatment

The videos show at least five inmates being urinated on, raped and violated with blunt objects.
The videos show at least five inmates being urinated on, raped and violated with blunt objects.
Gulagu.net

Osechkin says prisoners “themselves become part of the torture machine” by snitching on other inmates or by signing false testimonies prepared by investigators.

The footage has reportedly led to the head of Russia’s FSIN prison service quitting.

Tanya Lokshina, of Human Rights Watch, said her organization could not verify the videos but the footage “gave grounds for strong concern.”

“The problem of torture in Russian penitentiaries is very acute and the government is not doing enough to ensure effective investigation, security of victims and whistleblowers and accountability for perpetrators,” she said.

Russian prisons are notoriously brutal and reports surfaced earlier this year detailing how prisoners were subject to electric shocks and had clamps attached to their penises.

A Putin-backed sadist dubbed The Maniac allegedly ran a prison in war-torn Ukraine which had dungeons where victims were mutilated with surgical tools.

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