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 Russian authorities block money transfers to Pavlo Hryb's account: medicines, potable water no longer available to him

Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb unlawfully held in Russia can no longer purchase vital medicines and drinking water after Russia's State Financial Monitoring Service has blocked transfer of funds to his bank account.

‘Russian State Financial Monitoring Service has blocked money transfers to Pavlo's bank account. It became known after Ukrainian consuls visited Pavlo at the remand prison No. 5 last week. We have long been demanding that the prison authorities allow Pavlo purchase (at his own expense) vital medicines and food," Pavlo's father Ihor Hryb wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.

"And now the Russian side makes another ‘step’. It is hard to describe it in other word than mockery. One can only guess how his sore body will stand nine and a half months in detention without medicines and plain clean potable water (it was previously purchased inside the remand center). The struggle continues," the detainee's father said.

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.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3069527