May 12, 2016

Russian Federation: Provide Medical Care to Olga Gisich (UA 113/16)

A lawyer sentenced to eight and a half years’ imprisonment for alleged extortion and damage to property after a possibly unfair trial is in urgent need of specialized medical care. 
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to provide Olga Gisich with an independent medical examination by a doctor not working for the penitentiary system;
  • Calling on them to provide her with adequate medical care as required, including by transferring her to a civilian hospital if necessary;
  • Reminding the authorities that they have an obligation to provide health care to prisoners that is of the same standard as that available in the community. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 113/16” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how yo