The Ussuriysk District Court of Primorsky Krai extended the treatment of the Yakut shaman Alexander Gabyshev, his lawyer Alexei Pryanishnikov said . He clarified that court rulings do not set deadlines for prolonging treatment: according to the law, an examination (and, accordingly, a court for prolongation) takes place every six months.
“On July 12, the medical commission of the Primorsky Regional Psychiatric Hospital concluded that it was expedient to transfer Alexander to a general hospital and applied to the court with a corresponding submission. And already on July 27, the commission of the same hospital, but with a different composition, suddenly came to the conclusion that Alexander’s condition was deteriorating and that it was necessary to leave him in a specialized type of hospital, ”Prianishnikov said.
According to him, neither the lawyers nor Alexander Gabyshev himself knew about the new conclusion.
In March 2019, Gabyshev was going to walk 8,000 km from Yakutia to Moscow in order to "expel Putin." In the fall, a criminal case was initiated against him for public calls for extremist activities, Gabyshev was detained several times, disrupting his “campaign”.
The State Expertise found Gabyshev insane. In May 2020, he was forcibly sent to the Yakut Psychoneurological Dispensary. He stayed there for about two months. Gabyshev then announced a new "march against Moscow", which was to begin in March 2021. In July 2021, the Yakutsk City Court ruled to send Gabyshev to compulsory treatment.
Earlier in a conversation with The Insider, Gabyshev's lawyer noted :
“The whole story with the compulsory treatment of Gabyshev and his alleged insanity is pure punitive psychiatry for the political purposes of the Soviet model, for which the Soviet Union paid with membership in the World Psychiatric Association. But since Soviet times, the forced hospitalization of Gabyshev is the first such case, a precedent.”