The former head of the Serpukhov district of the Moscow region, Alexander Shestun, told the Daily Storm about his life within the walls of correctional colony No. 6 in the Tver region. Shestun said that he would not be able to be released early or go to work, since over 100 disciplinary sanctions were issued against him.
“I can’t count on parole, as well as on PTR (forced labor after half the term). I have over 100 disciplinary actions. In addition, I continue to publish criticism of the Kremlin, ”the convict shared.
Shestun explained that the situation was aggravated by the conflict between him and the administration of the colony. The ex-head of the Serpukhov district continues to accuse the leadership of the IK of corruption.
“Now I am in the ShIZO. This is practically such a two-week period due to far-fetched circumstances. The head of IK-6 Bezhetsk, Tver Region, Pavel Motin, does not like my publications exposing the facts of total corruption in this institution, ”Shestun said in a letter to Daily Storm.
He claims that in 2021 he was registered as an “a person prone to escape.” The prisoner believes that such a decision was made because of the refusal to pay a certain “entry fee” when settling in the colony.
In December 2021, the Tver Regional Court invalidated the decision of the disciplinary commission. “Now I demand to bring to justice the Bugrov organized criminal group from the convicts and the leadership of IK-6,” the prisoner added.
Shestun also told the publication that prisoners were recruited several times in the colony to be sent to the NVO zone.
“In IK-6 there were three waves of recruitment to the NVO. The first time 72 people left for Ukraine, the second time – 40 people went under a six-month contract with Wagner PMC. On May 3, 2023, a representative of the Ministry of Defense took about 20 people from our zone, although earlier they announced 83 agreed volunteers, ”the convict listed.
Shestun himself did not receive any offers to become a member of the special operation in Ukraine, and, according to him, he would have refused to join the Wagner PMC anyway for ideological reasons.
Oleksandr Shestun’s wife, Yulia, later told the Daily Storm that her husband had been sent back to the ShIZO.
“He was again locked up in ShIZO for 14 days for the fourth time, the third time in a row. On Thursday they released him for a day, on Friday they again put him in jail for 14 days. Today the lawyer was, just came out and told,” said the wife of the prisoner.
Alexander Shestun served as head of the Serpukhov district from 2003 to 2018. In June 2018, a criminal case was opened against him for abuse of power, and in the same month he was detained. According to law enforcement officers, during his time as the head of the district, Shestun created 43 companies and managed their activities, and used the income received to purchase municipal land plots at low prices.
At the end of 2020, the Podolsky City Court sentenced Shestun to 15 years in a strict regime colony. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 49 million rubles for taking a bribe, fraud and a number of other crimes that caused harm to the budget in the amount of 64.5 million rubles.
In July 2021, Shestun complained about the beating in the regional hospital of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Tver region. He received a medical certificate, in which the prison doctors did not record the beatings, but brought some injuries there. The Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Tver Region denied the words of Shestun.