"There is a court hearing – the preliminary one - scheduled for today. Perhaps the court will schedule further hearings on the merits. I visited Pavlo. He is very exhausted. With the heat wave in Rostov there is not enough fresh air in the cell where he is held with another person. Pavlo is constantly heaving headaches. I cannot confirm the reports that he was violently beaten up. When I visited Hryb in the pretrial detention facility he didn’t have an abrasion, bruise or a scratch on him. I mean, I saw nothing of that kind. I would have noticed if he was kicked. I guess he was actually punched several times as there are implications like ‘you are a Ukrainian national who allegedly sought to blow up a Russian school with our children.’ Accordingly, Hryb got beaten up both by remand prison wardens and inmates. In fact this is just an ordinary prison beef - he got some of his belongings and food wrestled away," the lawyer said.
She stressed that Hryb received no medicines in 2018.
"The health care is as follows: a doctor visits him, examines and says: "You’re fine." Even if Pavlo says he has health issues, they report that he doesn’t. They gave him a tablet at best. He has taken no medicines at all since January. Of course, he has his health constantly deteriorating. He is certainly unable to maintain a diet being in the pretrial detention center. Hryb is scared of another transfer. He suggests that he will be beaten up everywhere and, therefore, he is unlikely to get anywhere alive. He does not want to tell me the details about his attackers, where did they hit him, and when it happened," Dubrovina said.
Hryb’s father Ihor previously said citing Dubrovina that Russian prisoners beat up Pavlo while he was being convoyed to Rostov-on-Don.
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.