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No Contact for Three Days with Blogger Forcibly Placed in Psychiatric Hospital by Court for Criticising the Russian Orthodox Church

posted 24 May 2012, 10:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 May 2012, 10:20 ]
23 May 2012

Source: Open Information Agency

The Agora Human Rights Association and activists from the Karelia Youth Human Rights Group have not been able to contact blogger Maksim Efimov since 21st May.

Maksim Efimov is not answering his phone or responding to emails. Furthermore, Irina Glatenok, the head doctor of the Republican Psychiatric Hospital of Karelia, the clinic Efimov was sent to by the court, told lawyers that the patient had not set foot in her institution. Human rights activists are voicing concern with regard to Maksim Efimov’s whereabouts, Open Information Agency’s correspondent reports. [Read more]

Photo courtesy of Maksim Efimov