This may give some insight into the kind of treatment meted out to children in Ireland's 'Indistrial Schools' and similar institutions.

Hopefully, the criminal proceedings will result in the torturers being locked up for a very long time!

Guardian: Video of Russian orphans being beaten sparks outrage

... On Friday, Russia's investigative committee opened a criminal investigation into two teenage caretakers, themselves a product of the orphanage. A third caretaker suspected of involvement was born in 1998 and is too young to be investigated, it said.

The boys who were beaten were between the ages of seven and 10, and are being given psychological counselling, it added. The director of the orphanage, home to 129 children, has been fired. ...