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Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin's website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his
Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal
6 days ago|Russian Federation

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Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin's website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his replacement.

6 days ago|Los Angeles, United States
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Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin's website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his

5 days ago|United Kingdom
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Russian prison chief fired after torture allegations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired the head of the country’s Federal Penitentiary Service after two scandal-filled months, with accusations of inmate torture and shocking leaked videos from CCTV cameras.Alexander Kalashnikov was removed after two years in the position. Before 2019, Kalashnikov was a senior official in the Federal Security Service (FSB) and served as chief of the body’s directorate in Krasnoyarsk Region. Earlier this year…

6 days ago|Russian Federation
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Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. Read More

6 days ago|Canada
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Russia's Putin fires prisons chief after torture scandal

Alexander Kalashnikov dismissed after rights activists released evidence confirmed abuse in jails - Anadolu Agency

6 days ago|Turkey
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Putin Fires Russian Prisons Chief After Torture Videos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Aleksandr Kalashnikov as director of the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Kremlin said in a statement, after disturbing videos of torture and rape inside a jail were leaked.

6 days ago|Czechia
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Russia’s Putin fires prison chief after torture scandal

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia’s prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners

5 days ago|Saudi Arabia
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Putin Sacks Russian Prisons Chief After Torture Leak Scandal

The explosive videos that showed rape and torture inside a prison hospital shed new light on abuses within Russian prisons.

6 days ago|Moscow, Russian Federation
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Putin fires Russia’s penitentiary service chief Alexander Kalashnikov

President Vladimir Putin has fired Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Director Alexander Kalashnikov, the Kremlin announced on Thursday November 25.

6 days ago|Riga, Latvia
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Putin fires director of Federal Penitentiary Service amid torture scandal in Russian prisons

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Alexander Kalashnikov, the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (known for the Russian initials as FSIN), from his position. The decree about his dismissal was published on the official website of the Kremlin. "To dismiss Alexander Petrovich Kalashnikov from the post of the Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service. This decree comes into force from the day of its signing,” the document says. Dep…

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