Ekho of Moscow asks Federal Penitentiary Service about Ildar Dadin’s whereabouts

Ekho of Moscow asks Federal Penitentiary Service about Ildar Dadin’s whereabouts
Dadin's whereabouts remain unknown for a month

The activist’s relatives have not been able to learn where he is for a month.

Lev Ponamarev, the Executive Director of the Za Prava Cheloveka All-Russia Social Movement, and the Ekho of Moscow Radio Station sent a request to the Service asking about Ildar Dadin’s whereabouts, according to Rosbalt Media Outlet.

Dadin reported on grave misconduct in the IK-7 Prison where he used to serve his sentence, according to Ponamorev. This is why his relatives worry about the prisoner’s health.

Aleksey Venediktov, the Radio Station Chief Editor, asked the Service the 3 following questions in the request: where is Mr Dadin?; why his immediate relatives have not been able to get information on his whereabouts from the Service for a month?; when the Service is going to provide themwith the information?

To remind, Dadin is the first Russian citizen who has been prosecuted under the new law on rallying. The law was passed in 2014. Dadin was sent to IK-7, Town of Segezha, Republic of Karelia in September 2016. He managed to report on prison guards torturing inmates (hanging them by handcuffs, making them strip bare, and threatening with rape) through his attorney. Valery Maksimenko, the Service Deputy Head, called Dadin a liar and a "talented imitator." The activist was transferred to another prison; his relatives were not informed about that. It is yet to be known where he is now.

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