Irina Danilovich Kept in Custody for 6 Months

The “Feodosiya City Court” has kept Ms.Irina Danilovich, a nurse, an activist and a citizen journalist, in custody until February 2, 2023.

The “judge” in the case is Natalya Kulinskaya. She refused to satisfy the motions of the defense to exclude a number of evidence as inadmissible and to return the case to the “prosecutor” to eliminate the violations found.

The first sitting on merits is to be held on August 29.

As the CHRG reported, on July 5, the “Kievskiy District Court” of Simferopol kept Irina Danilovich in custody until September 6.

The activist is being held in the general cell of the pre-trial detention center, together with about 13 people.

Ms. Irina Danilovich disappeared on April 29th. The same day her home in the village of Vladyslavivka near Feodosia was searched while she was detained at work. According to the mother, the phone and laptop were seized during the search. The security agents did not leave a copy of the court decision. Her lawyer was informed that Ms.Danilovich was not in the Simferopol Pre-Trial Detention Center. Only on the thirteenth day after the abduction, a lawyer got a confirmation from the Simferopol Pre-Trial Detention Centre that activist Irina Danilovich was there. For eight days she had been kept in the basement of FSB building, subject to polygraph tests, put a sack on her head and threatened that she would be taken out to the forest if she hid something. All this time she was fed once a day, and taken to the toilet twice a day. At the end of this stay in the FSB Ms. Danilovich was offered to sign some blank forms in exchange for freedom. Once she had done this, she was told that two hundred grams of explosives had been found in her small bag and then she was moved to court to impose a pre-trial restriction.

A criminal case has been opened against Ms. Irina Danilovich under RF CC Article 222.1-1 (Illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or translocation of explosives). According to the lawyer, a pre-trial restriction was officially imposed on her only on May 7th, with the involvement of state lawyer (by appointment).

At the end of July Ms.Danilovich again claimed about the pressure of FSB men on her.

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