As of November 2022, there are 626 correctional colonies in Russia.
Russian invaders are preparing new prisons for Ukrainians. Thus, the occupying power intended to create 24 correctional colonies in the temporarily occupied territories. This was discussed on Tuesday, January 24, at the disposal of the Russian government, writes Meduza.
As stated in the document, the occupiers plan to build 12 penal colonies in the Donetsk region. Seven will be built in the occupied part of Lugansk region, three in the occupied part of Kherson region.
Two colonies and one colony-settlement will be built in the Zaporozhye region.
The Russians also want to build three correctional medical institutions and three correctional centers.
As of November 2022, there are 626 correctional colonies in Russia. The media noted that on average, this is about seven colonies per region.
It will be recalled that a Russian court sentenced the Crimean Tatar activist Imam Raif Fevziev, accused of involvement in the political party Hizb ut-Tahrir, to 17 years in prison.
Three residents of the village of Zolote Pole in occupied Crimea were arrested for listening to Ukrainian music in public.
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