Head of Kopeisk Penal Colony No.6 Arrested

posted 6 Jan 2013, 13:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Jan 2013, 13:16 ]
25 December 2012

Source: HRO.org (info
The head of Penal Colony No.6 in Kopeisk, which hit the headlines following a mass protest by prisoners, is being held in police custody. “Denis Mekhanov has been arrested on suspicion of a crime under Article 286 of the Russian Criminal Code ('exceeding official capacity')”, said a senior official of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Shishkov, as quoted by Finam FM. [Read more]