Colonel Zakharchenko given no warm clothes in detention center

Colonel Zakharchenko given no warm clothes in detention center
Dmitry Zakharchenko

Defenders from the Public Oversight Commission (POC), verifying conditions of the detention, visited the chamber of the former Interior Ministry Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko in the pre-trial detention center Lefortovo.

Zakharchenko complained to members of the POC that officers of the detention center did not give him warm things from the warehouse.

"One of these days will become much colder and I have a thin jacket. I wrote a statement. But they did not give me anything,"- Zakharchenko said.

On the question of human rights activists why it happened the Deputy Head of the pre-trial detention center № 2 Lefortovo Nikolai Ivanov said that a written statement is considered within a month. In response to Zakharchenko’s oral statement made by him in the presence of POC members Ivanov said to re-write a written application, which will be considered within a month.

According to Novaya Gazeta, at the request of human rights defenders to show the user manual, in which stated that things are given to prisoners from the warehouse only upon written request, the Deputy Chief of the detention center refused to do this. According to Ivanov, this document is intended only for official use.

Recall that Dmitry Zakharchenko solves everyday problems in prison through his lawyers. None of the family members of the former Colonel did visit him, no one brought him deliveries, so all requests for underwear and hygiene subjects he addresses his legal representatives.

The Former Acting Head of the Department T GUEBiPK Dmitry Zakharchenko, from whom the FSB seized currency by 8.5 billion rubles, was arrested on 9 September. He was charged with Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 285 of the Criminal Code), Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (Art. 290), and Obstruction of Justice and Preliminary Investigation (Art. 294).

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