"Lawyer Marina Dubrovina made it into the remand prison to visit Pavlo two hours ago. He said that he was beaten to a pulp by other Russian prisoners while being escorted to Rostov-on-Don after they learned about the charges brought against Pavlo. They took all his belongings and food that the Ukrainian consuls brought him earlier. A pair of shorts and a T-shirt is all he has left. He no longer has personal hygiene products or spare underwear," Pavlo's father Ihor Hryb wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.
According to political prisoner's father, Pavlo also told his lawyer that he would continue facing the same attitude on the part of inmates.
Earlier, Ukrainian reserve officer Ihor Hryb announced his son Pavlo Hryb was kidnapped by Russian FSB in Belarus: "FSB had lured Pavlo to Gomel under the guise of meeting a girl, and detained him."
On Aug. 24, 2017, Pavlo Hryb, aged 19, left for Belorussian Gomel to see a girl he met through social media, without knowing her personally, the father wrote. The girl was supposed to come from the Russian Federation. Pavlo was to return home on the same day, but he didn't. His father went to search for his son in Gomel the next day, and found that Pavlo was wanted by Russian FSB for a terrorist attack. Russian investigators claim that Hryb is a supporter of radical nationalist views and is charged with persuading his female acquaintance from Krasnodar to blow up a self-made explosive device during a school year end ceremony at Sochi-based school No. 26.
On Sept. 8, 2017, Hryb's attorneys said they were not allowed to see their client in Krasnodar prison.
On Sept. 13, 2017, a court in Krasnodar, Russia, arrested Hryb until Oct. 17.
On April 29, 2018, the Krasnodar-based court extended Hryb's pre-trial detention until July 4, 2018.