Yuri Golder. Photo: press service of Chief Department of MIA for Volgograd Region, http://v1.ru/text/newsline/325385074294784.html

21 November 2017, 00:16

Russian Court leaves Yuri Golder under arrest

On November 20, the Volgograd Regional Court upheld the arrest of Yuri Golder, a member of the City Human Rights Council, said his advocate Sergey Kunitsky.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 10, the above Court decided to revise Mr Golder's arrest, after the latter had stated that his custody at the SIZO (pre-trial prison) without the proper treatment undermined his health.

"We stressed in our complaints that there was no ground for his arrest. There should be concrete evidence that Golder can hide from the trial, continue his criminal activities, or falsify the evidence. I said in court that there was no proof of that," Sergey Kunitsky told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"Yuri Golder is kept at the SIZO; no investigative actions are conducted with him; while it's impossible to achieve his medical examination within the system of the Federal Penitentiary Service," Mr Kunitsky has added.

Yuri Golder, a member of the Human Rights Council and the head of the Volgograd Association for Consumers' Rights Protection, was detained on suspicion of a commercial bribery. His colleagues associate his criminal prosecution with his human rights activities.

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

Author: Tatiana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent

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