Russian Prison Directors Acquitted Over Torture Allegations
A Russian court has cleared the head and deputy head of a prison in the Russian city of Yaroslavl of involvement in the brutal torture of an inmate. Lower-ranking officers received sentences ranging from three to more than four years. The prosecution had insisted that the torture of Yevgeny Makarov was conducted on the orders of the prison directors. Video footage of the beating emerged in 2018, provoking a public outcry.