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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The first interview with Nikita Belykh after the verdict: injection swollen hands

The ex-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh, sentenced to 8 years in a penal colony, being behind bars in a depression. Moreover, a well-known inmate is not surprised at the rigidity of the sentence and something even spare the judge believes a victim of the system. White fit for fight and while its future life in the colony can not even imagine.

The first few days after the verdict of the democratic ex-Governor – in the “MK”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

A period of 8 years, but still in the colony, would, to put it mildly, upset anyone. All involuntarily compared the story with the case of ex-Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who received exactly the same period. We will remind that in the evening after the verdict in the detention center from the speaker the pressure increased, he felt very bad and we had to call the medics. As he later tells us, members of the POC, this is due to the fact that thought to appeal will not change the measure of restraint and he will remain under house arrest. That has been to jail is not ready. But after spending the night thinking and thinking, came a kind of calm and humility (we are talking about consent with the verdict and with yourself).

Nikita Belykh this was required even of the night. The ex-the Governor of the Kirov region because all the time before the verdict was in jail, so the change of scenery did not happen. Now White still is in hospital “Matrosskaya Tishina”, where it were taken to court on the announcement. No tantrums, talks soberly. As expressed by doctors, calm and reasonable.

Read the material: How was the sentencing of White: the ex-Governor listened to him with a dropper in hand

Throughout the entire time what was going on the court, he has repeatedly made it clear that the judge, unlike the investigator, is good. She really met the prisoner, was allowed visits, helped with the wedding, called “Lefortovo”, to let the lawyer (defender could not break through to White for many days because of the queues, and before the court hearing, it was important to harmonize his position with the prisoner). But then — Bang — and eight years “strogacha”!

Turned to White it was not a surprise. And here’s why.

– We, the people system always will have partly to go against his conscience, says Belykh. – By the way, I was often able to avoid almost. So, when it was “Swamp thing”, people protested, and in my area too. I went to him outside and said, “I have a claim? No? Then go to Moscow and protest”. But then I had to hear from people in the Kremlin: say, what did you get out? Other governors did not. Returning to the judge – she, like all, even knowing that the unjust sentence and the offense of the sites had gives the minimum, reduces the costs and time to a minimum, the calmed his conscience. Working in the system, people are forced to do so.

Nikita White intends to appeal the verdict up to the Supreme court. Even though the “system”. Before the appeal will be at least three months or more (elections will be held and no one to “fit” the appellate court will not).

See photo essay on the topic:

It has varied Nikita Belykh: in convicted governors

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Interestingly, if the state Duma adopted the bill “a day in jail for two in the colony”, this greatly would contribute to the liberation of the Whites. In prison he’s almost two years, they were read out to 4 in the colony. Plus, if you reduce the period of appeal, or cassation, and if there is PAROLE, the chance to see the will before very high.

– Maybe just to White and others have fallen “under the rink,” the governors not to read a term in jail for two in the colony and will not accept a bill that says our source in GD.

However, all these arguments, called “evil.” At the time the same is said about Khodorkovsky, they say, because it does not accept the document. Besides, in the bill to prescribe that the allocation is not subject to a specific crime, say, “bribe.”

Anyway while Nikita Belykh in the rapid imposition of the sentence sees only one advantage: it does not continuously taken to court, the road where the police van was a real torture and life-threatening.

In the prison hospital he feels much better thanks physicians. Says that would like to undergo treatment in the “Matrosskaya Tishina”, where in contrast to the “Lefortovo” there are nurses and equipment. According to him, he needs a brain MRI.

While he from the injections my hands were swollen – said an employee of the hospital. – Asks to take a short break, and then continue treatment.

Read the opinion: “Black accounts are not going anywhere”: the political consequences of the verdict to Nikita Belykh

Watch the video on:
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