Ukrainian Irina Navalnaya, who was detained by the Russian side in Mariupol at the end of September, is being tortured during interrogations. Human rights activist Olga Romanova writes about this with reference to Natalya Fomicheva, who was in captivity along with Navalna.
After Navalnaya was detained, she was placed in a detention center at the Donetsk pre-trial detention center, where she subsequently spent the first month of captivity. At first she was placed in a cell with ordinary prisoners, but two weeks later she was transferred to the Ukrainian military. According to Romanova, at that moment Navalnaya was beaten "to black bruises." She said that she was beaten during interrogations, and also about torture at the hands of guards.
Fomicheva said that there are 21 girls in the cells instead of the prescribed 10. All day long, prisoners are not even allowed to sit down, and in case of violation they are taken out into the corridor and beat everyone. Also, the cell is cold, damp and the window is broken. The girls are given only cold water - and that once every three days. In addition, Navalnaya receives only a third of his programs, and everything that is “nutritious and healthy” is taken by the guards. The girl, including, cannot get warm clothes. According to Fomicheva, Navalnaya was also forced to record a video. Fomicheva herself returned from Russian captivity on December 31.
24-year-old Navalnaya was detained on the day of the "referendum" on the accession of the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. She was charged under articles “Preparation for a crime and attempted crime” (Article 30 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and “Act of Terrorism” (Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The Russian side claims that Navalnaya planned to carry out a terrorist attack near the administration building of the Primorsky district of Mariupol in order to disrupt the "referendum".
At the same time, as Romanova writes, Navalnaya was not even close there. However, this did not bother the investigation: it insisted that the girl planned the attack remotely. In addition, several other facts were cited as evidence of her guilt: Navalnaya's father, who serves in the National Guard, her confession given under torture, as well as her last name.