They have 2m cells and undress twice a day: Life of Putin's enemies in Siberian penal colony – World

They have 2-meter cells and undress twice a day: Life of Putin's enemies in a Siberian penal colony

Wake up at 5:00 am with the Russian national anthem played over the loudspeaker.


Vladimir Kara-Murza, Russian journalist and opposition politicianHe was sentenced in April 2023 to 25 years in prison after being charged with treason and spreading false information about the Russian military. However, life in a high-security Russian penal colony with sub-freezing temperatures and a cell two meters wide IK-6 In Omsk, Siberia, it was not easy for the opponent.

Woke up at 5:00am with the Russian national anthem playing over the loudspeaker. Then, Vladimir had five minutes until the guards removed his pillow and mattress. At 5:20 a.m., the metal frame of the bed was locked so that the protester could not sit on it.

The cell is five meters long and 1.80 meters wide. In the middle was a table and a bench locked to the floor. According to DailymailHe was only allowed to have a mug, a toothbrush, a pair of slippers and a towel.

Later, in the morning, food was placed through a small hatch in the cell door. On the rest of the day, Vladimir was allowed to walk for 90 minutes. However, sub-zero temperatures won't allow you to tour for long.

Every day, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, the Russian opposition politician must be naked to pass through the guards with metal detectors in his clothes.

According to the same source, every time he is approached, he must identify himself in the official formula. State your name, date of birth, the terms of the articles you were convicted of and the start and end date of the sentence.

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Since the death of Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition leader, in a similar penal colony in the Arctic, Kara-Murza has become one of the country's most high-profile political prisoners.

Like Navalny, Vladimir was poisoned with Novichok. He was put into coma twice in 2015 and 2017. As a result, he suffered from polyneuropathy, a nerve disease that causes numbness in his legs.

On January 26 this year, Vladimir was transferred to IK-7, another penal colony in Siberia.

The move, officials said, was due to a “serious administrative violation” by an opponent who, according to him, missed a warning sign that never happened.

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