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“Rules don’t need it.” Imprisoned protester Sasha Scotirenko suffers from an autoimmune disease. Her prison staff are ignoring her needs.

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In mid-April, Russian artist Sasha Skochilenko Charged After replacing the price tag of the St. Petersburg grocery store with an anti-war message, he disseminated “intentionally false information” about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She is currently facing her up to 10 years in prison.

Skochilenko has been detained for more than two weeks now, or since he was arrested at a friend’s house after police on April 11. Reportedly I forced my friend to trick her into coming. Since the prosecution began, Scotilenko’s relatives, supporters and friends have warned authorities that they have celiac disease and need to continue on a gluten-free diet. The court ignored the warning in choosing her pre-trial restrictions. Two weeks later, fear was confirmed. Scotirenko has little access to her safe food and, according to her lawyer, her health is deteriorating.

People with celiac disease, such as Sasha Scotirenko, have a negative immune system response to gluten by damaging the mucous membranes of the small intestine and blocking the body’s ability to absorb useful substances. increase.People with celiac disease take even a small amount of gluten can It causes not only symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, but also more serious reactions such as anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, and osteoporosis.they can You will also experience symptoms of lactose intolerance and malnutrition. People with celiac disease have a slightly higher than average risk of cancer.

Until last weekend, Skochilenko was detained in a temporary detention facility (IVS), even though the court decided to arrest her (and move her to the Pretrial Detention Center (SIZO)) on April 13. It was done. Immediately after the trial, IVS staff said that the reason why her supporters of Scotirenko could not take the gluten-free food that she tried to send to her was what appeared to be a rapid transfer to her pre-trial detention center. I mentioned it. “During transfer to pretrial detention center”, they Said, “Most of the detainees’ items will be destroyed.” The following week, a report that Scotilenko was scheduled to be transferred to SIZO No. 5 was posted on a Telegram channel created by Scotilenko supporters. Was not done. On April 19, supporters tried to send food to Scotirenko, but in prison. employee She said she wasn’t in SIZO No.5.IVS to which Scotilenko was supposed to transfer Rejected To get food.

April 20 Lawyer Yana Nepovinnova met With Skochilenko; then she reported that Skochilenko was “very ill” and could not maintain a gluten-free diet. By April 25 (Skochilenko has been moved to SIZO), according to For Nepovinnova, Skochilenko’s health was even worse. “She just shed tears and met me. It’s clear that this person is very emotionally unstable,” Nepovinnova said.

As far as her diet is concerned, nothing has changed. No one offers her a gluten-free diet, and as a result, Sasha is experiencing great nutritional difficulties. […] She doesn’t eat the food they give her at SIZO, she doesn’t even touch that food.Instead, she tries to get a little food from her fellow inmates or eats from a small amount. [of gluten-free food] That she left.

Her well-being has not completely improved. She continues to experience pain, feels very sick, and is afraid of memory weakness. Her emotional and emotional well-being seems to me to be at stake. She avoids this and works hard not to give in to the circumstances surrounding her.

According to Nepovinnova, “she didn’t receive any packages at SIZO,” and the food sent to her at IVC “did not reach” SIZO.The next day, April 21, Scotirenko’s partner Sonya managed to deliver her luggage to her, but she said a prison employee. Rejected To deliver many of the foods she brought, including dates, protein bars, and protein mixes. “Therefore, Sasha will effectively eat only ready-to-eat foods,” Sonya said.

April 25, Regional Division of the Federal Prison Services (FSIN) of the Russian Federation Said Interfax said that the current rules “do not need to provide individual or individual meals to people in need of gluten-free foods,” but delivery of gluten-free foods to prisoners is “not prohibited.” It states that it will be accepted. The FSIN also claimed that the package had not arrived at Skochilenko’s SIZO No. 5. apart from The fact that she had already received one package of food.

The petition in support of Sasha Skochilenko is received Over 100,000 signatures on Changes.org.both Amnesty International When PEN America He criticizes her treatment by Russian authorities.Recently, costume designer Xenia Solokina Won Russian Golden Mask Award, Donation Her award to Skochilenko is “Thank you for everything she does.” A charity music festival was held in St. Petersburg to support Scotilenko.Local Deputy Boris Vishnevsky Called Intervene in St. Petersburg prosecutors to ease pretrial restrictions on Scotilenko.

Mental health activists and journalists I started Another petition in Skochilenko’s support. “Alexandra has made a significant contribution to the fight against prejudice against people with mental health disorders. In her” Book on Depression, “she suffers from millions of Russians. I briefly explained the causes of depression and how it can be treated. This book was one of the first Russian language resources to draw attention to depression, which affects more than 300 million people worldwide, “their statement said.

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