Journalist Iryna Romaliiska wrote in her blog on Censor.NET.
Tamara Klykh is 72 years old. She arrived in Rostov from Kyiv and the consuls took her to Chechnya. She attended the trial in Grozny, which judges kept her son behind bars once again, and visited him in prison.
"He was so... It was terrible to see him like that, when he started muttering something I was unable to understand. It was scary. He became very skinny," she said crying.
Stas (Stanislav - Ed.) stays in a cell with two other inmates. He used to stay with four others previously.
"He used to sit with career cons, habitual offenders. He said that they were beating him. But he seems to get along with these ones," Tamara said.
She told that her son (Stanislav Klykh - Ed.) showed her the marks of torture he had been subjected to a year ago.
"He said that they were cutting him here," the woman said pointing at her hands. "They implanted something black resembling capsules under his skin which were exploding then. And they also threatened to cut off his hands if he continued resisting. He recalled that they had put a bag on his head, beaten, thrown out into the prison yard and left without taking the bag off his head for two days. Then they swilled him out, saw that he was still alive, forced him to drink some vodka and take something else."
Stanislav told his mother that he was still being beaten in jail in Grozny and even pointed at one of the security guards. But the mother does not know whether to believe her son or not. She sees that he is out of it and does not understand when he speaks the truth. She has not noticed any traces of beatings.
"As for the escort officer whom Stas pointed at, he had been serving in Zhytomyr previously. He's a smiling guy. We were even talking about today's Chechnya with him. He said they could do nothing with it but to wage another war," Tamara quoted her son's escort officer as saying.
Tamara lives on a small pension. Stanislav's father is seriously ill. They experience constant shortage of money. In addition, they are occasionally forced to look for substantial funds for trips to Chechnya.
The details for those who want to provide assistance to the family of the Ukrainian political prisoner Stanislav Klykh can be found below.
Tamara Klykh's bank card issued by Privatbank: 5168 7572 9496 4939
Earlier, the court of Grozny (Russian Federation) convicted citizens of Ukraine May 19. Chechnya's Supreme Court has sentenced Karpiuk to 22 years and six months in a high-security prison and Klykh - to 20 years in prison May 26. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation dismissed appeal of Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh against their confinement June 14.
Feb. 17, 2016, Russian Human Rights Center Memorial recognized citizens of Ukraine Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh political prisoners whom Russia was unlawfully holding in prison. According to human rights activists, the indictment in this case was made with violations and described nonexistent crimes.
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