Disabled person arrested in riots case receives no medical aid, attorney
MOSCOW, July 19 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. Mikhail Kosenko, a mentally disabled person who was earlier arrested for taking part in the May 6 riots on Bolotnaya Square, has not received any medical aid in custody, his lawyer Vladimir Rzhanov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Thursday.
Kosenko already told the court that he cannot stay in jail due to his poor health, as he is mentally disabled as a result of his army service. He complained about the absence of medical assistance and added that the prison doctors falsely report that he has not complained about his health.
According to the medical facility where Kosenko was previously treated, he suffers from a form of schizophrenia and other neurological disorders.His lawyer visited him in jail on Thursday. During the visit, the prison officers told him that the facility has not had a mental specialist on staff for 1.5 months, which the lawyer said prevents his client from receiving adequate assistance.
Clashes with the police flared up on May 6 during an opposition march across Moscow, which had been granted official permission. Tens of protesters and police officers were injured. The police detained over 400 rally participants.
After May 6, the opposition continued its protests in the form of "people's promenades."
The court has so far placed 13 individuals into custody for taking part in the riots.