The mental conditions of detained Ukrainian citizen Stanislav Klykh are getting worse; his lawyer Dokka Itslayev posted this at Facebook.
The lawyer visited his client on Thursday; they had a conversation, which obviously did not go well, since the Ukrainian spoke about many things except the actual topics of discussion. Itslayev assumed that Klykh faced mental issues due to the long-lasting incarceration in Russia.
‘The reason’s pretty obvious to me – his mental illness is getting stronger. Penitentiary service employees understand that, too. There’s nothing they can do about it – just be patient, because everyone knows the whole case is about politics. As I was leaving the cell where Stanislav stays, the guard near the door told me he didn’t leave us alone just to prevent a possible attack on me,’ Itslayev said.
The lawyer added that Klykh could be convoyed to his destination right after the holidays.
Previously, the Superior Court of Russia upheld the sentence in the cases of Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh; both men were detained in Russia and charged with the alleged killing of Russian servicemen during the First Chechen war, back in the 1990s. Karpyuk got 22 and a half years of imprisonment, while Klykh got 20.
The Ukrainian government has been persistently demanding to release the detained citizens and hand them over to Ukraine.