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Friday, June 29, 2012

Psychiatric Prisons for Protesters in Putin’s Russia

Oleg Arkhipenkov, accused of  “disorders” at Bolotnyaya Square, was placed in an undesignated psychiatric hospital, where he was administered unknown psychiatric drugs. His lawyer, Igor Popovsky, declared in an interview: “I could not find Arkhipenkov for six days from 19 to 26 of June. Finally, his investigator said that he had voluntarily agreed to psychiatric assistance and was placed in a hospital which he refused to name. When I found him in the Butyrski Investigative Isolator, Arkhipenkov appeared sluggish and said that they had administered some kind of psychiatric drug to him in some kind of psychiatric clinic. He said that he was in no condition to answer questions.”

The 27-year-old director of a travel agency was one of the eleven arrested for the disorders in May.

Butyrskaya Prison on the outskirts of Moscow was the prison in which Stalin interrogated and condemned the most prominent victims of his purges. 



  1. On the North Korean Front:

    "...Kim Jong Un is allowing women to wear pants, platform shoes and earrings, making more mobile phones available, endorsing previously banned foods like pizza, French fries and hamburgers — and he's giving kids free trips to zoos and amusement parks."

    Are we living in the 21st Century?