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Pavlo Gryb case: Russian court extends detention for Ukrainian political prisoner

He will remain in custody until December 20; the next court sessions in Gryb's case will be held behind closed doors, - father
18:39, 3 July 2018

Igor Gryb Facebook

The Russian court decided to extend the detention for Pavlo Gryb, the political prisoner from Ukraine charged with the alleged preparing of a terrorist act in Sochi, Russia. Ihor Gryb, his father posted this on Facebook.

According to him, the son will stay in custody until December 20. Besides, the next court sessions in Gryb's case will be held behind closed doors.

Under the Russian law, Pavlo Gryb may face from five to ten years in prison under the charges that the Russian prosecutors imposed on him.

The case materials say that in spring 2017, Pavlo Gryb contacted Russian schoolgirl in Sochi, and allegedly offered her to put an explosive charge at a prom party at her school and blow it up. 

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According to Ihor Gryb, due to the ban of Russia's financial monitoring service, Pavlo can buy neither food nor medications; he simply can't get any money from his family.

Lawyer Maryna Dubrovina told the father that his son currently looks tired and upset; it is too hot in his cell, she added.  

Since early 2018, Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb has been facing an increased psychological pressure, as he remains in the Russian prison cell. His father Ihor Gryb said that as quoted by Radio Liberty. 'The investigation team has been putting a lot of pressure on him. It's tough; last year, it was different, and now it changed. They imposed certain nutrition limits. When we passed him some food last time, they refused, explaining that he needed dietary nutrition. They refused to take cheese and meat products,' he said.

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