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Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Ministry of Justice, together with the Prosecutor General’s Office, to submit proposals on combating torture in places of deprivation of liberty, if necessary. This was reported on Thursday on the Kremlin website .
“Analyze the practice of applying the criminal-executive legislation of the Russian Federation and, if necessary, prepare proposals aimed at preventing the use of illegal methods of influence against persons in custody and sentenced to imprisonment,” says one of the instructions following a large press conference of the head of state …
A report on this issue should be made before June 1, 2022, the head of the Ministry of Justice Konstantin Chuichenko and Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov are responsible.
At a press conference on December 23, 2021, Putin noted that cases of torture and, in general, ill-treatment of prisoners are not only a Russian problem, but also a worldwide one. He stressed that 17 criminal cases are being investigated in the cases identified in Russia, which “need to be brought to an end so that everyone understands that punishment for these offenses is inevitable.”