Two Russian prison guards have been detained in an alleged torture case at a notorious penal colony in the city of Yaroslavl.

The Investigative Committee said in its statement on August 29 that Sardor Ziyabov and Dmitry Nikitinko were detained on suspicion of involvement in the beating of inmates.

The statement also said that investigators were trying to identify other possible suspects in the case.

The announcement comes six days after videos published online by Novaya Gazeta newspaper revealed fresh evidence of inmates being tortured and abused by guards at Corrective Colony No. 1 to the northeast of Moscow.

One of the videos shows several guards forcing inmates to run a gauntlet. The guards are also seen kicking inmates and beating them with their fists and rubber batons.

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