Posted 7 апреля 2021,, 06:03

Published 7 апреля 2021,, 06:03

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Sergey Furgal contracted coronavirus in Lefortovo

Sergey Furgal contracted coronavirus in Lefortovo

7 апреля 2021, 06:03
The lawyers of the former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergey Furgal, ask the investigation to change their client's preventive measure due to the fact that he contracted a coronavirus infection while in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center.

"A positive test for covid came, which was passed on the morning of April 6 by Sergey Furgal. We will not see him for the next two weeks, since he is isolated and will be under the supervision of doctors", - TASS quotes the words of lawyer Sergey Furgal Mikhail Karapetyan.

Where exactly the former official will receive treatment, the lawyer did not specify.

“Today, Sergey Ivanovich’s defenders will file a petition addressed to the head of the investigation group to change his preventive measure to one that is not related to detention because of his illness”, - the defense lawyer added.

He also clarified that Furgal's illness "causes concern among the entire team of lawyers", as their client himself said that "he will have lung problems in case of illness".

It should be reminded that last year Karapetyan stated that Furgal could not tolerate complications of covid due to the fact that he suffers from a lung disease. This disease was identified by doctors when the former governor was already in Lefortovo. Karapetyan is sure that Furgal needs further special examination, but it is impossible to get it in the conditions of the pre-trial detention center.

Note that the elder brother of Sergey Furgal, Deputy of the Khabarovsk Legislative Duma Vyacheslav Furgal, died of coronavirus on June 13, 2020.

Sergey Furgal was detained and arrested on July 9, 2020 in Khabarovsk. He was sent to Moscow, now he is in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center.

On February 3, he was charged with the final version. Furgal categorically denies his involvement in the crimes.

Acting Governor Mikhail Degtyarev, who arrived from Moscow to replace him, could not win the favor of local residents. They regularly go to protest actions, demanding an open trial of Furgal not in Moscow, but in Khabarovsk, and returning Degtyarev back.