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.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?