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Russian Prison Guards Film Beating Of Inmate
Russian prison guards filmed themselves teaching an inmate a lesson by administering a savage beating.
The footage shows the prisoner, who is serving two years for robbery, being repeatedly punched and kicked to the floor as he begs them to stop.
As the man is abused, the prison guards can be heard trying to instil discipline by talking him through the prison "hierarchy" between blows.
The filming starts when the man, dressed in a black jacket with his hands cuffed behind his back, is brought in front of prison guards.
They shout: "Stop telling your lies" before punching him in the stomach.
A number of guards then unleash a series of punches, kicks, slaps and blows on the man in the beating, which lasts over six minutes.
In one sequence each of the guards takes it in turns to slap and kick him.
The prisoner continually begs for their forgiveness and asks them to stop but the abuse continues.
At one point as the inmate lies on the floor they shout at him: "Get up you fat pig. Get up."
The filming ends with the man lying on the floor, by now wearing just a black vest, weeping after the guards force a hat into his mouth.
The video was originally posted on YouTube but was hastily removed because of the gratuitous nature of the violence, however, a number of Russian pressure groups saved the footage and posted it on their own websites.
According to the original post, the incident took place in the penal colony No.10, in Rostov-on-Don, in the south of Russia.
Russia's prisons are notoriously violent. Around 4,000 inmates die in the country's prisons every year, according to recent figures issued by the deputy prosecutor general.
The video was posted online just two days after a riot in one of Russia's prisons in protest at the high number of torture and suicide cases.
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what do you think?
That's the way prisons should be. At least the prisoners will not want to go back hence less re-offenders like here
If a prison officer was to do this in this cosuntry they would be dismissed and rightly so, how can you trust an individuals integrety who is so quick and pre disposed to abuse? That maybe why Russia complain so much about their public servants. They think its ok to do this and then wonder when their public officials are corrupt!!
Shouldn't we concentrate on our own thugs, bullies, pedophiles and corrupt government, police force before throwing stones at other people.
Ignoring incidents like this just allows abuse and the mistreatment of another individual. You may not feel this is an issue but remember there are many incidents in history where people like yourself have though " at least its not me " or " its somebody elses problem! " If you say its ok to happen to someone else elsewhere you are also saying its ok here if we tolerate abuse and deprevation of rights anywhere we are complicite in their removal!!
Hush. Its hardly a problem is it? Perhaps you feel this story is more valid than the pedophiles in power and war mongering governments. Go and have a cold shower.
Pedos and chechen rebels are the most common to die.some para mil units are rumed to use them for training