GENERICO.ruRussiaEva Merkacheva and Anna Karetnikova were not included in the new composition of the public council under the FSIN

Eva Merkacheva and Anna Karetnikova were not included in the new composition of the public council under the FSIN

The Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia published a list with the new composition of the public council, it did not include the journalist of “Moskovsky Komsomolets” Eva Merkacheva and the assistant to the head of the Moscow department of the department Anna Karetnikova. Human rights activist Marina Litvinovich drew attention to this.

Merkacheva is a member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission (POC). She, in particular, went to the Saratov prison hospital with a check after Gulagu.net published a video with the abuse of prisoners from there.

After that, she told President Vladimir Putin about torture in different regions, emphasizing that “the words of a prisoner or detainee do not cost anything, zero, nobody reacted to stories about torture in the same Saratov OTB before receiving video evidence.”

Karetnikova began working at the Federal Penitentiary Service in November 2016, before that she had been a member of the Moscow POC for eight years. She also worked at the human rights center Memorial ,

The new composition of the public council includes Alexander Ionov. He is listed as “the president of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia.” After Ionov's statement Medusa recognized as a “foreign agent”, he also wrote complaints about Important Stories and Novaya Gazeta … In addition, Alexey Melnikov, secretary of the capital's POC, became a member of the council.

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