Orenburg colony prisoners began a hunger strike after spraying gas into the chamber

Prisoners of a colony № 3 in the city of Novotroitsk of the Orenburg region declared a hunger strike in protest against spraying pepper spray into the chamber, which, according to them, happens regularly. The convicts demanded the arrival of the regional Prosecutor, according to “Interfax” citing attorney Alexey Yepifanov.

“Employees of criminal-Executive system in case of resistance the convict has the right to apply physical force, special means, including spray cans. On Thursday there was a similar situation, and then the two prisoners were examined by doctors, they do not hospitalized,” said Epifanov, adding that written submissions from 30 refused to take food arrived in Prosecutor on the morning of 20 April.

According to Orsk.ru convicted go on a hunger strike for the second time in a month and say that their demands to improve the conditions of detention are not met. Joined a protest of 50 people. Call-in edition of the detainees said that employees of the penitentiary use brute force and Mace at the slightest dissatisfaction of prisoners.

“In the cells dirty and damp. In the rooms, three by three meters contains four people. There are cameras in which the lives of eight people. There is no possibility trite to wash and dry your Laundry in the designated place. All this happens in a very small cell. Is incredible dampness. Many are sick with tuberculosis. Treatment almost none. To medications unrealistic, even if you get it close. Have lunch next to the toilet. It does not separate. In cameras of all time is twilight. Both day and night. Check nothing. Those who file complaints, locked in prison”, — said the prisoner IR-3.