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Russia to build pre-trial detention center for 1 500 prisoners in occupied Crimea

As reported, 3 million rubles will be spent for the construction
20:39, 27 July 2019
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Russia plans to build a new detention facility for 1 500 prisoners in the occupied Crimea. This is reported by Krym.Realii.

"According to the data on the Russian state procurement website, a detention center will be built in the Simferopol region in two stages. First, an object for 1 000 places with an area of ​​about 40.8 thousand square meters, and then for 500 places, with an estimated area of ​​about 13.6 thousand square meters," said in a statement.

As reported, 3 million rubles will be spent for the construction. Funds will be allocated from the federal budget.
 
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The problem of overcrowding in the prisons arose in Crimea after its Russian annexation. The only pre-trial detention center is in Simferopol and it is overcrowded, as indicated by Prosecutor General of Russia Yury Chaika.

In 2018 a scandal took place in the Crimea. A criminal case was opened against Oleg Korshunov, deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. Russian investigative committee accused an official of embezzling 200 million rubles in the construction of a detention center in Simferopol.
 
 
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