Dagestan: Men Who were Sent for a Forensic Psychiatric Examination are Contained in Stavropol’s Detention Center-1
"Memorial" Human Rights Center has previously reported on the detention of Ibragim Saipulaev, born 1982, the resident of Tsutanikh village of Untsukulsky district of Dagestan, and his guests, M. Gasanov and M. Murzabekov, who were in his house, on March 12, 2012. They were taken to Kirovskiy police department in Makhachkala. The criminal cases were started against them on charges of carrying a firearm. Detainees claim that the weapons were planted by policemen in the police department. According to Saipulaev’s lawyer, on April 19 the investigator has appointed a forensic psychiatric examination of the three arrested. The lawyer applied to the prosecutor and appealed the ruling at the court. However, without waiting for any judgment, Saipulaev, Gasanov and Murzabekov were directed to Stavropol for examination at the Psycho-Neurological Dispensary (PND).
Meanwhile, on April 28, Ibragim’s brother Shamil Saipulaev reported to an employee of HRC "Memorial" that all three were taken to Stavropol, but not to the PND for examination, but to Detention center-1. From April 23 to April 26 they were not given anything to eat or drink. Also, their lawyers were not allowed to see their clients and were told that Saipulaev, Gasanov and Murzabekov were not there. On April 26, M. Murzabekov’s lawyer was allowed to talk to his client. Murzabekov stated that unknown people come to their ward and threaten them. He also said that no examination was conducted and they did not leave the detention center. The same day, the relatives managed to pass some food for the prisoners.
May 3, 2012