Doctors approve Maksimenko’s imprisonment in detention facility

Doctors approve Maksimenko’s imprisonment in detention facility
Mikhail Maksimenko has been moved back from City Hospital No. 20 to the detention facility

After medical examination in the City Hospital No. 20, the ICR Head of the Interagency Cooperation and Private Security was escorted back to the Lefortovo detention center.

According to medical commission, the Head of the Main Directorate of the ICR Interagency Cooperation and Private Security Mikhail Maksimenko, arrested on charges of bribery, has no diseases that impede imprisonment.

As reported to Open Russia by the member of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission Zoya Svetova, Mikhail Maksimenko has been moved back to the Lefortovo detention facility from City Clinical Hospital No. 20, where he had been taken for a medical examination on October 31.

According to the human rights defender, the doctors have not found Maksimenko to be entitled for release due to illness, failing to find any disease preventing him from residing in the detention center.

Maksimenko undergoing medical commission was made possible due to members of the Moscow Public Oversight Commission, who had visited him in the pre-trial detention center on October 30. Human rights activists stated that the arrested senior ICR officer looks bad, hardly speaks, and perceives the surrounding reality with apathy.

"Maksimenko has serious mental problems; constant headaches, preventing him from sleep. Or rather, he can't tell if he sleeps, because he cannot distinguish between these two states. Nobody makes a diagnosis for him. His gaze is still; he speaks monotonously, with abrupt phrases. The only food he can take is honey and nuts," Dmitry Piskunov, the member of Public Oversight Commission, has written in his Facebook page.

The commission has been conducted based on the Government Decree No. 3 of January 14, 2011 "On medical examination of persons suspected or accused of committing crimes", adopted after Sergey Magnitsky's death in custody. It lists a number of serious diseases, which prevent the detention.

Let us recall that in mid-October, Maksimenko had been hospitalized to the Butyrka jail psychiatric hospital for a week, where he was examined and treated, as the Federal Penitentiary Service reports. However, according to human rights defenders, his state continues to deteriorate.

The fact that Mikhail Maksimenko's health had sharply declined in pre-trial detention was reported in early October by another defendant in the case of bribe-taking from the kingpin Shakro Molodoy, namely the ICR General Denis Nikandrov, who has been in the detention facility together with the head of the Main Directorate of ICR Interagency Cooperation and Private Security since July 19. He expressed confidence that the FSB investigation had been trying to get confession from Maksimenko by using strong psychotropic drugs, adversely affecting the overall health.

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