Maksimenko’s lawyer not let in mental hospital of Butyrka
The Investigative Committee Chief of Inter-Agency Cooperation and Private Security Mikhail Maksimenko, arrested on charges of accepting a bribe, was transferred from the detention center Lefortovo to Butyrka.
The pre-triel detention center confirmed this information to Maksimenko’s lawyer Alexander Vershinin, but he was not allowed to see his client.
According to the lawyers, Butyrka does not explain its refusal, only confirmed the hospitalization of the accused in the center’s prison psychiatric hospital. According to the lawyer, he still does not know what his client’s state of health is.
In order to find it out, Vershinin asked the members of the Public Monitoring Commission to visit Maksimenko in the jail.
Yesterday, it transpired that the ICR Senior officer Maksimenko, who is held in the predetention center by the decision of the court, was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital of Butyrka.
According to the human rights activists from the PMC, Mikhail Maksimenko feels very bad, suffers from memory disorder and refuses to eat. Earlier, another arrested on charges of taking bribes from the kingpin Shakro Molodoy, the ICR General Denis Nikandrov told the members of the Commission that the FSB officers had taken Maksimenko away for questioning and, according to him, drugged his tea with a potent psychotropic drug.The ICR Chief of the Inter-agency Cooperation and Private Security Mikhail Maksimenko, his deputy Alexander Lamonov and the Deputy Head of the ICR Main Directorate in Moscow Denis Nikandrov are going to be in custody until December 19. According to the investigators, for a bribe of $ 1 million, they tried to organize the illegal release of Andrey Kochuykov nicknamed the Italian, who is Shakro’s main assistant, from the detention facility.
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