Ludmila Alekseeva on the deaths in pre-trial detention facilities

posted 12 Oct 2011, 23:13 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Oct 2011, 00:22 ]
This is becoming an epidemic. Something needs to be done urgently. [...] I shall ask [the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights] to discuss what has happened. It is necessary to make an appeal to the President with some specific proposals. 


Source: 'Eshche odna smert' v izolyatore' ['One more death in detention'], Interfax, 12 October 2011

"For the second time within a week, a man has died in pretrial detention, the BBC Russian Service reported on Wednesday. Oleg Golobokov, 46, was being held on suspicion of violating copyright laws when he died of an epileptic seizure on Tuesday. Another detainee, Andrei Kudoyarov, 48, died after suffering an apparent heart attack. 'This is becoming an epidemic. Something needs to be done urgently,' veteran human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva said, Interfax reported on Wednesday. [...]" - Source: 'Second pre-trial death reported', The Moscow Times, 13 October 2011

Ludmila Alekseeva lives in Moscow and is chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. She is a member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
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