European Court asked to release disabled woman from Moscow detention centre

posted 16 Mar 2013, 13:16 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Mar 2013, 13:16 ]
12 March 2013 

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An urgent application has been sent to the European Court of Human Rights requesting the immediate release of 24-year-old Margarita Charykova from custody in connection with threats to her health and life. The young disabled woman was born lacking certain vital parts of her digestive system (including her rectum) and is currently being held in Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention centre where, in her mother's words, she is literally "rotting alive," Agora Human Rights Association reports. [Read more]