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"With conscience doubtfully": 77-year-old Ponomarev's arrest was commented by Fedotov


The famous human rights activist was sent under arrest for 25 days. He was accused of an appeal to participation in the uncoordinated stock "For Our and Your Children" Lev Ponomarev. Photo: Anton by Novoderezhkin/TASS It is updated in 12:52arest 77-year-old Lev Ponomarev: the international organization Amnesty International stood up for the human rights activist. There demand that the authorities of Russia immediately released him. Are revolted with detention of the member of council at the Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow for 25 days also in the HRC, its chairman Mikhail Fedotov said Business FM. — I consider that, of course, the judgment has to be reconsidered. The judge makes the decision, being guided by the law and conscience. With the law it is everything is all right formal here. 25 days of arrest are entered in those sanctions which are provided by the relevant article of the code, and here with conscience doubtfully. — And what alternative types of punishment in this case can be? — Perhaps, obligatory works, maybe, penalty. I consider that in this case of course there has to be a penalty. The person who is 77 years old, who has not the best health is impossible, to place for 25 days in detention center where it will have no opportunity neither to breathe fresh air, nor to walk — extremely dangerously to his health and life. Interceded for Ponomarev many famous people, including the editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan and even the TV host Vladimir Solovyov who asked a question on the Twitter: whether there is in the legislation an amendment on age when choosing punishment? Simonyan wrote in the Telegram channel that, according to her information, Lev Ponomarev "will not be immediately released" and will remain in the insulator, it seems, for all appointed 25 days. Now Ponomarev in detention center No. 1 in Moscow in Simferopolsky Boulevard. The human rights activist in a conversation with members of Public monitoring commission who visited him called conditions of keeping torment there.

Here that the responsible secretary of PMC of Moscow Ivan Melnikov told Business FM: — It is impossible to sleep normally there because iron levels in beds with huge apertures, and, considering old, worn-out mattresses, there just fail people. Simply it is not even possible to lie, have a rest practically. There are no TVs, refrigerators in this establishment, there huge cameras which do not provide separate keeping of the citizens who were earlier serving sentence for murder and robbery. Lev Ponomarev reported that he in principle not against contents with the smoking citizens, but when we came into the camera, persistent smell of smoke there, and he does not smoke. That you understood, these are large cameras where about ten people and more contain, and they have an opportunity only to come for walks for one hour and to go on the camera to and fro. — There in the principle there are people of similar age? — Members of PMC always point to what is necessary after all citizens in such old age not to contain in places of detention, we take great pain to fight against it. Perhaps, it [is necessary] some other types of punishment of ispolz

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