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MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) —— The number of detainees in Russia dropped by 150,000 within the past three years thanks to alternative penalties, Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov said at the Friday meeting dedicated to the 210th ministry anniversary.
Many forget that the European Court of Human Rights defined the imprisonment per se in Russia as a torture in the 1990s, the minister said. “The situation has improved by now, but there is still work to be done,” he said.
“Positive trends are extremely important. The number of inmates of Russian prisons and penitentiaries reduced from 887,500 to 731,500 from January 1, 2009, to June 1, 2012,” he said. “That is a lot. But the most important is we have no significant growth of the crime rate.”