Russian human rights defender Zoya Svetova claimed that the detained Ukrainian Stanislav Klykh went mentally insane due to tortures in Russian pre-trial facility.
‘Stanislav Klykh is in critical condition. He got mentally deranged because of the tortures that he had suffered while being detained and then held in the pre-trial detention centre in Grozny, Chechnya, where he currently stays. I don’t think he can be moved to the penal colony. He should undergo the psychiatric expertise in Russia, then moved to Ukraine and put into a psychiatric hospital. He is truly a victim of these Russian repressions against the Ukrainian citizens,’ she said.
Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came to Russia to visit his pregnant girlfriend. In May 2016, Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in colony for alleged ‘participation in the First Chechen War, siding with Chechen separatists’. He now stays in the pre-trial facility in Grozny, Chechnya.