Public Association “Mothers against political repression,” as well as relatives of convicted and remand prisoners in high-profile criminal cases appealed to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with a demand to release prisoners and remand prisoners, persons at risk due to pandemic coronavirus. Full text of the letter published by “MBH media”.
“Prison and jail are overcrowded, detainees and prisoners are kept in rooms with poor ventilation. Prisoners are one of the largest risk groups and especially vulnerable to coronavirus in the power of low immune status, acute and chronic illnesses, lack of adequate health care, proper nutrition”, — said in the letter.
It also said that relatives who are in places of detention, reported that “measures for the prevention of infection with coronavirus in jail taken in a limited way, no disinfection and sanitation is not carried out, the basic personal protective equipment are not all prison staff and IR, not to mention the prisoners”.
The authors of the letter demand “urgent changes in preventive measures and early Amnesty to prisoners” and transfer suspects under house arrest “in isolation”.
Signatures on a letter delivered native convicts and remand prisoners at the “Moscow case”, the ex-head of the Serpukhov area Alexander Shestun, the “New grandeur” and “Network” (an organization banned in Russia), “East case”, cases on the organization of “Hizb-ut-Tahrir” (banned in Russia). Only the statement was signed by 352 people.
Note that on the eve of a similar appeal was made by the organization “Open Russia”. In addition, human rights defenders, referring to prisoners who declared outbreaks of pneumonia in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”, and in IK-5 in the town of Kokhma (Ivanovo oblast”, but the FSIN of the Russian Federation stated that this information is not true.
According to the operational headquarters, just for today in Russia was 4 thousand 149 cases of coronavirus in 78 regions. For the entire period recorded 34 fatal cases, have recovered 281 people. On the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin extended non-operation, is declared in Russia in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus, until April 30.
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