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More Atrocities in Siberia

A "Daily Chronicle" correspondent j '* writing from-Chitaj in the Trans-Balleal district', gives some details of further atrocities committed, by one of , the officials in that district; " The offender is the inspector 1 of che prison '• > fortress ,of N who, when lately a batch of" prisoners, noticed that one of the prisoners' had no boots. The feet of the man werie so dreadfully'frozen that he had to be supported. The inspector instead of sending the man to the hospital, ordered' that he should be punished arid confined :in a cold | cell in the yard: •After remaining two • weeks in.this cell,'during the month • of: the rrnv wnyae. and theinspectc- : ■ .;■..: ■■•■■!■.':-:■:■ !'i!:i to be conveyed ■. ;'. ( - 1..,■.:■ ,i. wlii:-, ; !i,< died in terrible a :--vi .■ ■"■, .■■ .l!\-. j.ii- r hi-. •

removal: The ■ iv.t-v-v ' «;■.- ivported to head-quarters," and' an official was sent with 1 orders to a,full investigation. Asked for an explanation,-, the , Inspector declared that the prisoner arrived in good health at the station, and explained the frost-bitten condition of tKe man's feet by stating that he deliberately held.them outside the window of his cell. The correspondent adds that this same in-.< spector has been guilty of similar bar-; barities, and is charged with having misap-i. propriated Governmentmoney. On another" occasion the same offic:'". 1 ■s™4- rviv p. TnVh of prisoners when the ■ 'v ! n ■ ■:.■■« r m - 'S> degrees Reaumur, below freezing poinj;.. He had also knouted his prisoners on various ocoasioris, and.one man.reqeiv&d, 25 blows for 1 losing aj spair' o^'J^^t?. Several gentlemen who have"resided iii Siberia, state that the prison inspectors and officials not only appropriate to their own use jthe .money,,provided by the Government for the prisoners' rations, but also steal their clothes.

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More Atrocities in Siberia, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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More Atrocities in Siberia Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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