23 June 2017
“Attorneys approving the innovation stipulating a three days term for variation of pre-trial restrictions”. Comments of Julia Zhironkina, Bar's attorney, for pravo.ru
Today, the State Duma established a three-day term within which it is possible to mitigate pre-trial restrictions for the suspects and accused suffering from severe diseases.
Changes relate to Part 1 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which in the previous version allowed to mitigate pre-trial restrictions, though not setting the time frame for it to be done. This led to situations where sick persons could wait for variation of pre-trial restrictions in a detention center for quite a long time, which lead to further deterioration of their health. It was a violation of detainees' constitutional rights to receive health care and medical aid.