At a Moscow court session on July 2 over extension of the pre-trial keeping in jail of the political prisoner and human rights activist Daniel Konstantinov, he reported about tortures in Putin Russia's prisons:
"Confessions are obtained through tortures. It's the rule. I was lucky enough. My family and friends raised a fuss after my arrest - so I was only threatened with violence, but my captors decided not to resort to torture. But in jail, I met political prisoners who were tortured, forcing them to testify against themselves and the others.
The common Russian methods of torture are beatings, suffocation with a gas mask or a bag on prisoner's head, electroshock on genitalia. My cellmate Yuri Tikhomirov has been tortured with electric current. As a rule, the torture takes place in early days, even hours after the arrest, when the person is not yet in prison, it could take place in a police car on the way to the detention center. In the car, no one can stop it.
Another method are the threats of arrest and tortures of relatives of the prisoner. Thus a girlfriend of my cell mate, Ivan Astashin, was beaten by police on her head with plastic bottle in his presence until she fainted. After that, he signed everything the police asked him to sign.
The fact that the evidence obtained in this way has no truth in it is of nobody's concern. When the prisoner comes to senses and rejects his his testimony given under torture, it is too late. The political cases in Russia are based on confessions beaten out from the prisoner, and on the evidence fabricated by police false "witnesses", Mr. Konstantinov said.
Meanwhile, despite the fact that his case has been broadly reported worldwide and gained international news, the case of another prisoner of conscience, Vyacheslav Datsik in the Russian occupied Swedish-Ingrian city of Nyen that Russian invaders renamed into a so called St. Peteresbug, has not stopped the police to use tortures against him.
Mr. Datsik was deported from Norway in 2011 after he asked for political asylum with local Marxist authorities because the ruling Marxists found out that he was National Socialist, not Marxist. The Russians promised in a paper to th Norwegian government not to torture him anymore and lied. as the Russians always do.
According to information from his mother, on June 30, his female lawyer was forcefully stripped down to underwear by prisom guards.
Mr. Datsik in held in a Russian Orthodox political prison called "Crosses" in Nyen. As a political prisoner, he has been subjected to constant tortures and brutal beatings by the punitive Gulag "Typhoon" units.
The other day he was beaten again, and he needs medical assistance. On June 29, a new video was placed on the Internet, which had been recorded and posted by his family that had filmed it during a visit of the "Crosses" prison.
The footage shows clearly visible bruises all over his body. The request of the relatives to give him medical assistance was refused. Vecheslav Datsik was in solitary confinement of the "Crosses" until July 2. The next hearing in his case is scheduled for July 9.
It is to be recalled that in August of 2010, an ethnic Belarusian Vecheslav Datsik, who was persecuted by Putin's closet Communists for his National Socialist political convictions, fled Russia to Norway and asked for political asylum there.
On March 18, 2011, on bloody Marxist holiday "The Day of the Paris Commune, celebrated by Marxists all over the world in memory of their mass slaughter of peaceful French citizens in Paris in the 19th century, the Marxist government of Norway ritually extradited Mr. Datsik to Russia for guaranteed torture and murder as an offering to Satan, the common God both of Marxists and Communists.
Department of Monitoring