On 26 May 2015 by request of members of the Chelyabinsk Public Monitoring Committee Dina Latupova and Oksana Trufanova I as an expert of Fund “For convicts’ rights protection” went to the pretrial detention center-1 to provide a convict from Chelyabinsk with legal help.
I got admission without problems and I was inside. Finally this issue has been fixed there; before it depended on opinion and mood of officers.
Balashov asked me if I had an application from this convict, I explained that I have a public petition from defenders; unfortunately he didn’t want to listen to me. Nothing worked for him.
He refused to put reasons on my request.
In the end he told me to come over as a member of Public Monitoring Committee next time. It will be much easier.
I don’t know how to deal without trials. Truth to be told I’m tired of it, but I have to. Apparently, the Federal Service doesn’t make any conclusions.
Larisa Zakharova, member of the Sverdlovsk Public Monitoring Committee,
Lawyer of Association “Legal Basis”
Photo: Aleksey Kuznetsov