Abducted in May Activist Irina Gorobtsova Transferred to a New Pre-Trial Detention Center

Activist Irina Gorobtsova, abducted in May, was transferred to a new pre-trial detention center in Simferopol. Two more women are kept in the cell with her.

According to the CHRG monitor, several dozen more people have been recently transferred to the pre-trial detention center no 2, with at least 110 people being kept there now.

As reported, at the end of October, a new pre-trial detention center (SIZO) was opened in Simferopol – within the territory of maximum security regime penal colony No. 1. Earlier there had been only one detention center in Crimea, designed for approximately seven hundred people. Lately it has been constantly overcrowded.

To remind: Ms.Irina Gorobtsova, a resident of Kherson, Senior QA at one of the leading IT companies in Ukraine. On May 13, she was abducted in Kherson.

After February 24, the woman volunteered in the city. In social networks, she published posts in support of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, openly condemned the Russian invasion and occupation of Kherson, collected funds for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and called for the rescue of AZOVSTAL

On May 13, two black ‘Z’ letter marked jeeps arrived at her house, and the armed men took Irina with them. The parents addressed the RF FBS with a request to help find their daughter. With some time passed, they received an answer: “This person is being held in Simferopol, so there is no reason to search. However, this person has resisted the special operation. Therefore, after the end of the special operation, appropriate measures will be taken against her.”

It became known in October, that Irina Gorobtsova had been kept in the pre-trial detention center no 1 at least since May 25.

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