Zarifa Sautieva. Screenshot of the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOqkJEtVfxs

07 April 2021, 20:30

Advocate reports health worsening of Ingush activist Sautieva

Zarifa Sautieva's health condition has deteriorated in recent days; she needs an endocrinologist's consultation, Bilan Dzugaev, her advocate, has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the leaders of the Ingush protest, accused within the case of the Magas rally, went on a hunger strike and refused to participate in the trial in protest against the court's decision, which on March 16 ordered to return Sautieva to custody a week after her transfer to house arrest. On March 23, the activists stopped the hunger strike, explaining this decision by the requests of the Muftiate and the Council of Teips (Family Clans) of Ingushetia.

The case of Sautieva and six other Ingush protest leaders accused of creating an extremist community has been considered in court since November 2020. The Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has recognized all the seven defendants as political prisoners.

Sautieva's advocate has noted that his client needs constant medical supervision. At the same time, there are no obstacles on the part of the SIZO (pr-trial prison) administration, but "there is no possibility to materially support for all these manipulations."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 7, 2021 at 05:28 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tatyana Gantimurova; Source: CK correspondent

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