October 4 Osechkin stated on Facebook that he received more than 40 gigabytes of video materials, photos and documents “proving that Sonderkommando of undercover FSB and FSIN agents operate in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service, who, on instructions from the curators, torture and rape prisoners.” According to the human rights activist, the security officials needed the video as compromising evidence on the prisoners.
According to Osechkin, the archive was given to him by a programmer from Belarus Savelyev, who was serving time in the Saratov region and servicing cameras and video recorders in the regional tuberculosis hospital No. 1 in Saratov.
October 5 Gulagu.net published the first two videos of torture and rape of prisoners at the tuberculosis hospital of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) No. 1 in the Russian city of Saratov. The project provided a number of videos to journalists.
After the release of the video, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on sexual abuse of prisoners, and the head of the Saratov prison hospital, Pavel Gatsenko, was fired.
Saveliev told October 19, that after his release, the Russian security forces took him for interrogation and searched him, trying to find a USB flash drive or laptop with video recordings that he took out of prison. He agreed to cooperate, but decided to flee the country and soon found himself in France, where he requested political asylum.