MOSCOW, November 3 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – The Kalininsky District Court of Novosibirsk has ordered the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service’s Directorate General to pay 200,000 rubles ($3,000) in compensation to a released convict who was cruelly beaten by prison officers in 2014, the victim’s lawyer Yuliya Kazantseva told RAPSI on Thursday.

Prosecution sought for compensation in the amount of 150,000 rubles ($2,400), Kazantseva said.

The court found that the convict was beaten by two officers of a Novosibirsk region prison, where he was serving his sentence, on April 10, 2014. Following that, the victim was put in a disciplinary cell where he spent 5 days without receiving medical care.

Last year, the Kalininsky District Court of Novosibirsk found the officers, Andrei Popov and Alexander Kirillov, guilty of abuse of power with the use of force and rubber truncheons and sentenced them to imprisonment. Additionally, they were deprived of the right to hold public offices. The sentence took effect this May.