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Vadim Karastelev: Conditions of detention of Professor Mikhail Savva are cause for serious concern (Live Journal)

posted 3 Oct 2013, 13:13 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Oct 2013, 13:35 ]
1 October 2013

By Vadim Karastelev 

Source: LiveJournal 

On 1 October it was announced that the charges against Professor Mikhail Savva of Kuban State University have been approved by the Prosecutor’s Office of Krasnodar region. 

There are far more questions in this spurious case than answers. But, for now, the conditions of his detention in the FSB pre-trial detention centre in Krasnodar is of major concern to human rights defenders. Mikhail is probably the only inmate there who has attracted international attention, and possibly because of this, repairs to the prison have been started which have caused problems for everybody, lawyers and their clients alike. [Read more]