Boris Stomakhin. Photo taken by Gleb Edelev, his lawyer representative,Стомахин,_Борис_Владимирович

12 July 2017, 13:22

Independent psychologists not allowed visiting Boris Stomakhin, his defence reports

The administration of the penal colony, where Boris Stomakhin, sentenced for public justification of terrorism, is serving his sentence, does not allow independent psychologists visiting him. This was reported by advocate Roman Kachanov.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 20, 2015, Boris Stomakhin was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for publication about the terror acts committed in Volgograd on December 29-30, 2014.

Boris Stomakhin is serving his sentence in the Perm Region. On July 11, the court made the regime of its detention more severe: his term in a high-security penal colony was replaced with a term in a prison.

According to the advocate, it was the penal colony administration which insisted on tightening the detention regime for Boris Stomakhin.

"I noted that the moral aspect of his character is stable, and that was even also noted by prison psychologists. Prisons are intended for firmly convinced criminals ... Boris Stomakhin is not such a criminal," Roman Kachanov said.

The advocate has also stated that he arrived to the court together with Gleb Edelev, the press secretary of the Interregional Centre for Human Rights, but he was refused in admission as a defender and that became a "gross violation of the right to defence."

Roman Kachanov also claims that "several times, the administration did not allow an independent psychologist entering the territory of the penal colony, although he came to provide psychological help to Boris Stomakhin."

"The penal colony administration included Boris Stomakhin in a prevention registration list as a person tending to commit suicide and extremist crimes and to escape," the advocate has added. According to him, that was done unreasonably.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tatyana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent

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