Artist’s Sentencing for Value Tag Swap ‘Mortally Harmful,’ Member of Putin’s Rights Council Says

The sentencing of artist and musician Alexandra Skochilenko is “horrific” and “mortally harmful,” a member of Russia’s presidential human rights council has mentioned.

“It was identified from the very starting that Alexandra has an intolerance to sure meals and a lot of different sicknesses,” the state-run RIA Novosti information company quoted Eva Merkacheva as saying Sunday. 

“That’s the reason I imagine that remaining on the penal colony is mortally harmful for her.” 

Skochilenko, 33, was sentenced to seven years in jail final week on expenses of spreading “faux information” concerning the Russian Armed Forces. 

She was convicted for swapping value tags at a St. Petersburg grocery store with comparable tags displaying details about the struggle in Ukraine, together with particulars concerning the presence of Russian conscripts on the battlefield and info about civilian deaths within the besieged metropolis of Mariupol.

Merkacheva instructed RIA Novosti that she deliberate to name on President Vladimir Putin to endorse authorized amendments prohibiting the location of significantly in poor health folks into pre-trial detention services.  

Merkacheva’s fellow human rights council member Alexander Brod additionally vowed to attraction to Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova to make sure that Skochilenko is supplied with meals that meet her dietary wants whereas within the penal colony, in accordance with RIA Novosti. 

Final week, greater than 100 Russian docs signed an open letter to Putin expressing concern for Skochilenko’s well being and calling for her launch. 


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