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4 November 2016

posted 3 Nov 2016, 23:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Nov 2016, 23:54 ]
Council Of Europe Chief Concerned About Jailed Russian Activist

Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland said he has spoken with Russian officials about reports that rights activist Ildar Dadin has been tortured and beaten in prison. Jagland said on November 3 that he told Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov via phone that he is concerned by Dadin's claims in a letter to his wife that he had been tortured and threatened while serving his 2 1/2 year sentence at the IK-7 prison in the northwestern town of Segezha. Jagland, a former prime minister of Norway, urged Konovalov to carry out a thorough investigation of Dadin's claims and to work with the Council of Europe on prison reform for Russia. Konovalov pledged to Jagland that a full and transparent probe of Dadin's situation would be conducted. [...]
Source: RFE/RL
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