The administration of the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center in Moscow forbade the inmates of the pre-trial detention center to sleep during the day. This was told by the executive secretary of the Public Monitoring Commission (POC) of Moscow, Alexei Melnikov, who visited the ex-head of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal and other prisoners in this pre-trial detention center, transfers TASS.
“This is an incomprehensible decision, most importantly, it is unclear how it will be controlled. They were not forbidden to lie on the bed and even close their eyes. There are questions about this innovation, we will try to find out where it came from, “- said Melnikov.
The human rights activist also noted that Furgal and other inmates complained that the news on the radio was stopped in the isolation ward.
According to Melnikov, prisoners are also prohibited from taking drinking water with them for a walk.
“Walking yard in Lefortovo on the fifth floor. Going there is not an easy exercise for all prisoners. There are people with disabilities there, people who have had a coronavirus infection. They need drinking water, ”the human rights activist emphasized. He added that the POC members will figure out what this is connected with.
On June 4, the Basmanny Court of Moscow extended the term of detention of the former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory to one year.
Sergei Furgal was detained in July last year. According to the investigation, he organized the attempted murder of an entrepreneur and the murder of two more businessmen in 2004-2005. In early February 2021, he was finally charged. The ex-head of the Khabarovsk Territory himself denies guilt and considers the case to be politically motivated.
After Furgal was detained, numerous protests took place in the Khabarovsk Territory. Supporters of the ex-governor consider the persecution to be political.