Aleksei Babii on the case of Viktor Danilov: “It was terribly awkward for everyone at the court hearing, except for the defence lawyer…”

posted 21 Dec 2011, 11:03 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Dec 2011, 11:12 ]
Source: (info), 16/12/11 

· The Courts  · Human rights defenders  · Valentin Danilov  · Prosecutor’s Office  · Security services  · Krasnoyarsk region 

Krasnoyarsk’s Soviet district court has dismissed a petition by physicist Valentin Danilov, a political prisoner, to be moved to a settlement-type penal colony. The court ruled that he should remain in a strict regime colony. The reason for the refusal was that a disciplinary punishment he had been given still remained on his prison record. The disciplinary measure had been given to Valentin Danilov when he failed to climb up on to his top bunk on time and got into bed two minutes after lights out. For this violation of the rules he had been given a number of days in the punishment cell, Press-Line reports. [Read more]