In the Perm Territory, after a stay in a prison hospital, 28-year-old prisoner Artur Romanov, who was serving a term in IK-10 in the city of Chusovoy, died. The Investigative Committee notified the mother of the deceased that an examination of the possible causes of his death would be ready only in the fall of 2027. This is reported by the "Public verdict".
“The waiting period for the actual acceptance of the examination into work will be at least 36 months,” and the examination itself will take at least three months, the mothers in the UK explained.
According to human rights activists, in November last year, Romanov complained of headaches and a fever. A few days later he lost consciousness, he had an attack similar to an epileptic one. First, Romanov was taken to a regular hospital, but then he was taken from there to prison hospital No. 2 at IK-9 in Solikamsk.
The prisoners who were in the prison hospital told Romanov's mother that on the first day of admission, he walked independently, then he had seizures again, and the next day he "turned black" and lost consciousness.
Romanov's mother called an ambulance to the prison hospital, but the doctors were not allowed into the territory. Then the woman herself went to the hospital and brought medicines. They were not accepted from her, and they were not allowed to visit her son. Only on the fifth day, with the help of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, she was able to get her son taken to a civilian hospital. But there Romanov died without regaining consciousness.
Upon the death of Romanov, a criminal case was initiated under Part 2 of Art. 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (causing death by negligence). The statute of limitations for bringing to justice for a crime under Part 2 of Art. 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is two years and begins from the moment the crime was committed, that is, from November 2022.
“This is one of the rare cases when, after reporting a crime of failure to provide medical care in a prison hospital, a criminal case was initiated under the standard article in such situations - 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. But we will demand to conduct a check on negligence in the actions of prison doctors, ”said Svetlana Toreeva, a lawyer for the Public Verdict.
According to her, practice shows that “the collection of evidence in a medical case as part of a preliminary investigation is organized in such a way that conditions are created so that the perpetrators can avoid criminal punishment.”