Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Alexander Dubinsky, arrested in the case of high treason, reported being beaten in a pre-trial detention center. His lawyers reported this. According to them, an ambulance was called to the pre-trial detention center, and doctors “found multiple hematomas, as well as a suspicion of a rib fracture.”
Dubinsky’s lawyer Ruslan Gladky told Hromadske that Dubinsky has bruises under his right eye and on his left ear, as well as a hematoma on his left side. The damage, he believes, indicates a crack or fracture of the rib.
“It is difficult for him to breathe, to turn around. He can move, but it is very, very difficult. All his internal organs hurt, his legs hurt. In short, they beat him so that there were no traces left. They beat him on his legs, stomach. There is a possibility that he was injured even internal organs,” the lawyer said.
Dubinsky and his lawyers are awaiting the arrival of police officers to draw up a report. The National Police “Suspilna” reported receiving information from Gladky that his client had received bodily injuries in the pre-trial detention center, and an investigative team went to the scene. Other authorities have not yet commented on the report of the beating.
Lawyers demand that Dubinsky be immediately transferred to the detention center of the Security Service of Ukraine in order to ensure his safety.
Dubinsky is suspected of treason as part of a criminal organization (part 1 of article 111, part 1 of article 255 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). According to investigators, he was part of an agent network created in Ukraine by employees of the GRU of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Alekseev and his deputy Alexei Savin. In particular, Dubinsky is charged with “disseminating pro-Russian narratives about the highest military-political leadership of Ukraine,” for which he “participated in public events.” All participants in the criminal group, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, face up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property.
Dubinsky himself, commenting on the decision to arrest him, said that in the arguments presented by the prosecution, “there is not a single fact” indicating that he committed high treason. “All these falsified charges are based on the testimony of a person who, a year and a half ago, agreed with the investigation in the Derkach case,” the deputy said.
What is known about Rada deputy Dubinsky, who was arrested for treason: