Severely ill person involved in ‘Penza case’ put in isolation ward after refusing to confess
Arman Sagynbaev also told about tortures in the colony.
Arman Sagynbaev, who is a person of interest in the case of the ‘terrorist network Set,’ held in custody at the Penza SIZO-1, was placed in the isolation ward for three days after he said that he had confessed under torture. His mother Elena Strigina reported about this to Mediazona.
According to her, on September 14, the day after the hearing on the extension of her son’s custody term, when searching Sagynbaev, the officers found a blade. The mother thinks that it was planted. The prisoner began to assert that the blade did not belong to him.
“When he sounded off that he had nowhere to obtain the blade from, since he was always in the cell, the SIZO officers answered him that in that case, he must have brought it with him from the court, where everyone is checked at the entrance,” Strigina said.
Today, on September 17, he was transferred from the isolation ward to the cell, but not the one where he was held, but to a “cold one, without hot water, knowing that he was seriously ill.”
Strigina said that “the local lawyer, through the prosecutor's office and a bunch of complaints tired to manage” special custody conditions due to his illness “because he had a fever about 40 C. And after the refusal, the conditions were made worse than the special ones.”
Arman Sagynbaev was detained in November 2017, until September 2018, he did not refuse his confessions.