Alexander Kalashnikov was fired from the post and replaced with ex-deputy interior minister Arkady Gostev.
Russian President Vladimir Putin fired on Thursday head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Alexander Kalashnikov, Kremlin has
In October the leader of the human rights group Gulagu.net Vladimir Osechkin received a secret archive of the FSIN which contained around 40 gigabytes of footage, photos, and documents of tortures conducted in a prison hospital near the city of Saratov located some 720 km (450 miles) from Moscow.
The unverified files have allegedly been sent by Sergey Saveliev, a former IT specialist who was convicted of drug dealing and worked in the prison’s hospital for the security department.
Activists published some of them which triggered a wave of indignation around the country and made Russia's Investigative Committee open an investigation.
Chief of the local FSIN branch Alexei Fedotov handed in his notice while head of the hospital in which the torture cases took place Pavel Gatsenko was fired along with other executives.