Russian court extends until Dec 20 arrest of Ukrainian teen abducted by FSB
On July 3, 2018, the court in Rostov-on-Don ruled to continue holding in custody until December 20 a Ukrainian youngster Pavlo Hryb who had been wrongfully charged with plotting a "terror act."
"The court's decision was predictable," the teenager's father, Ihor Hryb, wrote on Facebook, adding that preliminary hearings of the case in the military court were scheduled for July 9 and will be held behind closed doors.
Pavlo's lawyer Marina Dubrovina reported that Pavlo looked very exhausted and depressed.
"He is unable to buy any medication or food as Rosfinomonitoring three months ago banned money transfers [to Pavlo Hryb]."
"We pray that Pavlo survives this torture," the distressed father wrote.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in August 2017, Pavlo Hryb was abducted from Belarus by the Russian FSB security force and consequently illegally arrested in the Russian Federation.
Trumped-up charges have been pressed against the teenager under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (an act of terrorism). Russian investigators accused Pavlo Hryb of allegedly plotting a terrorist attack at a school assembly in Sochi.
Pavlo Hryb is diagnosed with portal hypertension, which requires daily intake of necessary medications and a special diet, the lack of which could become fatal.
Russian authorities do not allow access of Ukrainian doctors to examine the political prisoner's health.