On Friday, July 20, 2018, the newspaper Novaya Gazeta published a video recorded by a Federal Penitentiary Service employee, showing the torture of inmate Evgeny Makarov at a Yaroslavl prison on June 29, 2017.
According to Novaya Gazeta, the video was recorded in an “educational work class” at the prison, where Makarov was brought after insulting a guard. He told his lawyers that guards searched his cell while he was allowed outside, finding a letter from his mother, which they left on the floor. When Makarov saw this, he says he told the guards to “go fuck themselves.”
The 10-minute video shows a room full of people, mostly dressed in gray camouflage. Evgeny Makarov (whom the guards identify by his surname) is lying face down on a table. Several men are sitting on him, holding his handcuffed hands violently behind his back. The guards take turns beating the soles of his feet with clubs and their fists, periodically pouring buckets of water over him. In the middle of the video, they remove his pants and underwear. Makarov howls and asks them to stop.
This is why the world finds so many aspects of Russian mentality so deplorable. The men who torture here are clinically sick. They are sadistic bullies. Sad degenerates. They are enjoying this. It's depraved. It's a clear example of Schadenfraude.
Henry Bearse You’re fucking retarded.
You forget Russia is an authoritarian country where people who have the “wrong” opinions get locked up. For all anyone knows, this could be a political prisoner.
Sounds like you oughta be locked up and tortured, you fucking sick little dog.
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