Ruslan Zinin, a resident of Ust-Ilymsk, accused of a terrorist act because of the shootings at the Military Committee, told the court about the torture he underwent immediately after his arrest, Zona solidarnosti reports.
According to Zynin, for the first two days he was kept in a cell in handcuffs, actually tied by the hands and feet. In such conditions, he was forced to ask whether natural needs would be met and sleep.
“My requests are to stop the bullying and nightmares [кандальное] the device was ignored by the pre-trial detention center staff,” claims Zinin. He added that the desire to stop the torture as soon as possible forced him to sign the interrogation protocol, in which the investigator himself formulated the answers for the arrested person.
- On September 26, 2022, five days after the announcement of mobilization in Russia, Ruslan Zinyn came to the military enlistment office in Ust-Ilymsk with a sword. He shot at the military commissar of the district Alexander Eliseev. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The shooter explained his concession by the fact that his younger brother received a summons, and he did not want his family member to go to war. According to Zynin, his friend died earlier in the war in Ukraine. As a result, Zynin’s brother was not mobilized. Military Commissar Eliseev survived, spending a month and a half in the hospital.
- Ruslan Zynin is being tried on the charge of committing a terrorist act. In the fall of 2022, after a wave of attacks on military enlistment offices, the General Staff of Russia announced that such cases would be regarded precisely as acts of terrorism.
- In Russia, cases of the use of shackles against prisoners and suspects are increasingly recorded. In December, the Human Rights Council chose to address the issue at a meeting with President Putin. At the end of the meeting, Putin instructed to ban the use of shackles for women, children and suspects in non-violent crimes until May 1.