Human Rights Defenders Concerned about Fate of Maksim Efimov

posted 24 May 2012, 12:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 May 2012, 12:16 ]
Source: (info), 23/05/12 

· Freedom of expression  · Freedom of conscience  · Public protests  · Karelia

For three days there has been no contact with the blogger forcibly placed in a psychiatric hospital by a court order for criticising the Russian Orthodox Church. 

Lawyers from Agora Human Rights Association and activists from the Karelia Youth Human Rights Group have not been able to contact blogger Maksim Efimov since 21st May. Maksim Efimov is not answering his phone or responding to emails. Furthermore, Irina Glatenok, the head doctor of the Republican Psychiatric Hospital of Karelia, the clinic Efimov was sent to by the court, told lawyers that the patient had not set foot in her institution. [Read more]