The lawyer of the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh Olga Mikhailova told Interfax that her client, accused of receiving especially large bribes, stopped the hunger strike in the detention center.
“Yesterday we were Nikita Yurevich in jail “Lefortovo”, he told us that he had stopped the hunger strike,” — said Mikhailov on Wednesday. She added that White so still and was not allowed to meet with relatives, despite his numerous appeals.
The information that White stopped the hunger strike, Mikhailov confirmed .
Last week, on July 15, about the promise of White out of the hunger strike was reported by a member of the HRC Andrei Babushkin. “It seems that he promised, Yes. Well, at least he reacted positively to our proposal to withdraw the hunger strike,” he said.
Mikhailov in conversation with said that White had listened to the defenders and made the decision to stop the hunger strike”. She recalled that White suffers from diabetes.
Arrested on the case of receiving money in a Moscow restaurant, the Governor of the Kirov region declared a hunger strike on 29 June in protest against the indictment of the prosecution. He also protested against the fact that him in jail would not let his wife and brother.
As said another lawyer of the Governor — Vadim Prokhorov, White refused to take food after he was put in jail because he needed a cure for diabetes, but without them he could not eat prison food.
Mikhailov’s lawyer on 7 July, saying that White is going to continue the hunger strike until he was allowed to see his family. She stressed that her client “feels worse, it really weakens”.
White was detained at a Moscow restaurant on June 24. The Governor was charged under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (bribery in especially large size) which provides imprisonment from 8 to 15 years. According to investigators, White received a bribe in the amount of €400 thousand in exchange for help Novovyatskiy ski plant and Forestry management company in the implementation of their investment projects.
White himself did not recognize the charges against him of bribery and in conversation with members of the PMC Zoya Light and eve Marichevoy who visited him in prison, called the detention of money “setup”.