Main jailer of Russia was removed from office

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the liberation of Alexander Kalashnikov from the obligations of the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service.

In a decree published on the Kremlin website, the reason for the dismissal of Kalashnikov is not named. It is said that the decree comes into force from the date of its signing.

Kalashnikov served as director of the FSIN from October 8, 2019. Another decree Putin appointed Arkady Gushev’s head, which was still deputy minister of the internal affairs of Russia.

The resignation of Kalashnikov occurred against the background of reports of numerous cases of torture prisoners in places of imprisonment, some of these messages became the basis for initiating criminal cases, the Russian BBC service notes.