Torture Used Against Illegally Arrested MP of Several Convocations Aleksandr Efremov
During a hypertensive crisis, doctors were denied access to him and his life was put at threat.
The European Court of Human Rights recognized this as torture in the Lutsenko vs. Ukraine case.
Starobelskiy Court did not establish a single criminal episode, but extended Efremov's arrest for the fourteenth time, in violation of the law.
By now, Aleksandr Efremov has been in his cell for more than 800 days without any court verdict. Unfortunately, political repressions against opponents and those otherwise-minded are a stable attribute of the current authorities.
We appealed to diplomatic missions and international human rights organizations with a request to influence the situation. I consider Petro Poroshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko personally to blame for this. And such outrageous situation is a direct result of the so-called presidential “reforms” of justice and the judicial system.
Now the authorities are preparing the next step in usurping the judiciary and the next step in restricting the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens.