FSIN denies information about use of psychotropic substances against Maksimenko
The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) made a formal rebuttal of the information on the use of psychotropic drugs against the senior Invesigative Committee officer Mikhail Maksimenko by the Federal Security Service (FSB), reported the press service of the authority.
The Federal Penitentiary Service made a formal rebuttal of the information on the use of psychotropic drugs against the senior Invesigative Committee officer Mikhail Maksimenko by the Federal Security Service (FSB), the press service of the authority reported.
"No harmful corrective actions were or are taken against Maksimenko. The Service finds assertions of this kind unfounded, which is evidenced by medical research", the statement said.
The FSIN said that the arrested ICR Head of the Inter-Agency Cooperation and Private Security "is located in the cell of the detention facility where, according to his personal written consent, he goes through comprehensive medical examination."
The Service noted that Maksimenko is "kept in custody in accordance with the usual procedure."
Meanwhile, the Public Monitoring Commission activists who visited Maksimenko yesterday in Butyrka were not allowed to see him. The employees of the FSIN said that "the cell is sealed by the FSB."
It is to be recalled that Mikhail Maksimenko’s state of health drastically deteriorated after he was taken to an interrogation by the FSB. According to another person involved in the criminal case of taking bribes from the kingpin Shakro Molodoy, the ICR General Nikandrov, the FSB fed Maksimenko with tea drugged with a potent psychotropic substance, after which he did not recognize anyone, and did not remember his name.
In addition, Maksimenko was afraid of eating the food he was given in Lefortovo. After that, the PMC members demanded to urgently hospitalize him and conduct a survey on the subject of the presence of narcotic or psychotropic drugs in his body. A few days later, Maksimenko was transferred to Butyrka’s psychiatric hospital.
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