The Primorye Regional Court did not satisfy the defense complaint against the district court’s refusal to transfer the Yakut shaman Alexander Gabyshev to a more lenient treatment – to a general psychiatric hospital. This was reported by the lawyer Aleksey Pryanishnikov.
In December, the district court extended the forced treatment of the shaman in a specialized hospital in Ussuriysk for another six months. The defense decided to appeal the court decision.
According to Pryanishnikov, the management of the hospital in Ussuriysk supported the complaint about the transfer of Gabyshev to a general psychiatric hospital. Previously, the court three times refused to transfer Alexander Gabyshev to a milder type of treatment. The lawyer announced his intention to appeal to the court of cassation.
- In the spring of 2019, Alexander Gabyshev went from Yakutsk on a trip to Moscow to conduct the “rite of expulsion of Putin”. People joined him on the way. Shaman was detained a few weeks later on the border of Buryatia and Irkutsk region.
- Later, Gabyshev was placed in a psychoneurological dispensary, and then a criminal case was opened against him for incitement to extremism.
- In October 2021, the Yakutsk City Court placed Gabyshev on compulsory treatment in a special psychiatric hospital in Novosibirsk. He was accused of violence against law enforcement officers and extremism.
- In April 2022, Alexander Gabyshev was transferred from the Novosibirsk psychiatric hospital to Ussuriysk.
- Residents of Siberia and the Far East still held pickets and other actions in support of Gabyshev. In 2021, the Memorial human rights center included Gabyshev in the lists of political prisoners. “Amnesty International” recognized the ego as a prisoner of conscience.