Ludmila Alekseeva: There is no tangible reform of the Russian penal system

posted 30 Nov 2012, 10:29 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Nov 2012, 10:30 ]
29 November 2012 

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Human rights defenders are calling for a serious inquiry into events at Penal Colony-6 in Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk oblast. "What has happened there should serve as a cautionary tale," said the head of the Moscow Helsinki group, Ludmila Alekseeva. In her view, events in the Kopeisk facility underscore that no tangible reform is being carried out in the penal system in Russia, the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) website reports, citing Interfax, whose questions were answered by Ludmila Alekseeva. [Read more]