Moskalkova has asked the Federal penitentiary service to investigate the situation with the prisoner Mokhnatkin

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotoballoon on human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova. Archival photo.Moskalkova has asked the Federal penitentiary service to investigate the situation with the prisoner Mokhnatkin© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova appealed to the Ombudsman of the Arkhangelsk region Lyubov Anisimova, and the head of the Federal penitentiary service Gennady Kornienko with a request to look into the situation of serving a sentence of opposition activist Sergei Mokhnatkin, who complains of the refusal of medical care and beatings, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Ombudsman Alexei Sovetov.

Earlier, the head of the Russian public movement (CCCS) «For human rights» Lev Ponomarev sent a letter Moskalkova and the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov, asking urgently translate Mokhnatkin in the hospital. Haas in Saint-Petersburg, and also to allow him a public defender Andrew Krekova, according to the website movement. Ponomarev refers to an open letter to the Mokhnatkina, in which he said the denial of medical care and drugs, the beatings in the colony.

Savedow said Moskalkova looked Mokhnatkin. «Within the jurisdiction of the Commissioner sent appeal to the Commissioner of the Arkhangelsk region Anisimova, a letter asking to visit, to understand, and sent a letter Kornienko,» said the spokesman.

In March 2017 the Kotlas city court sentenced to two years imprisonment serving sentences oppositionist Mokhnatkin for the disorganization of corrections. According to the Supervisory authority, Mohnatkin his sentence in IK-4 UFSIN of Russia across the Arkhangelsk region, March 4, 2016, not wanting to fulfill the legal requirements in the performance of duties of employees of the prison administration to transfer him to the detention center, lay on the floor and did not respond to their demands to stop their illegal actions and proceed into the car to be transported to the detention facility.

In April 2015, the Moscow city court upheld the verdict Mokhnatkin, sentenced to four years and six months in prison for beating two policemen. Two victims of police informed the court during the hearing that Mokhnatkin during mass events in Central Moscow December 31, 2013 repeatedly struck their faces and obscene cursed.

Earlier, the opposition had already been convicted for opposing the authorities. In 2012 Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia, signed a decree to pardon Mokhnatkin, convicted of attacking a policeman 31 December 2009 at an unsanctioned rally on triumph square.