16 May 2018 11:02

Russian prisons are 'resort' in comparison to U.S. prisons - Moskalkova

MOSCOW. May 16 (Interfax) - The living conditions in Russian prisons are much more humane than in U.S. prisons, Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova said.

"Our prisons are resorts in comparison with U.S. prisons," Moskalkova said at a meeting of the State Duma committee on civil society development.

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is now in prison in the United States, has been in solitary confinement "almost without light" for two months now, he is given meat only once a week, 50 grams of chicken, "and the rest is porridge."

"We have had meals and even walks in solitary confinement for a long time now," she said.

Besides, long visits are prohibited in the U.S., she said.

Moskalkova said she is "constantly" faced with accusations that human rights in Russia are violated more often than in other countries.