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A Video Leak Reveals the Use of Rape as Torture in Russian Prisons

CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses torture and sexual assault in prison and includes graphic descriptions. CONTENT WARNING. (!!) “They told me to take [their genitals] into my mouth, to suck,” an inmate from one of Russia’s correctional colonies told Novaya Gazeta in a recent interview. “They would say: If you don’t—we’ll burn you and blame [your death] on a heart attack. At night, I mostly cried from emotional rather than physical hurt.”