Ten prisoners cut their veins in the penal colony 27. The lawyer Abaz Mambetakunov told 24.kg news agency.
According to him, more than 70 people went on a hunger strike.
«Prisoners claim that the employees of the State Penitentiary Service are torturing them. In addition, the employees of the penal colony extort money from the convicts. The heads of the State Service, according to the convicts, do not respond to complaints, therefore the prisoners went on the hunger strike,» said Abaz Mambetakunov.
The press service of the State Penitentiary Service confirmed to 24.kg news agency the information about the incident. However, according to their version, the cuts of the convicted are not deep.
«Employees of the service do not torture prisoners. All the torture occurs outside the walls of the institutions of the service. As for the extortion of bribes, let the lawyer provide evidence,» the SPS said.