Doctor Yuliana Ivanova on August 5, immediately after returning back to the pre-trial detention center, was quarantined in a punishment cell.

“The administration placed me in a punishment cell in quarantine, calling this room a 'solitary confinement cell', but in reality it is a punishment cell: there is no table, no electrical outlet, there is no way to order essentials and food from the prison online store, the window is under high ceiling, and it is impossible to open it, ”human rights activist Georgy Ivanov quotes Ivanova.

The woman claims that she turned to the doctors with a request to hospitalize her in the prison hospital of the Matrosskaya Tishina SIZO in connection with an illness that cannot be diagnosed in the medical unit of SIZO No. 6, but the doctors have not even taken the prescribed tests.

“In fact, she is not given medical assistance,” stated Ivanov.

In addition, the administration of the pre-trial detention center refuses to admit her lawyer to Ivanova, he noted.

“Yuliana showed us a written response from the SIZO administration, which says that a meeting with a lawyer was denied on the basis of a written instruction from an investigator of the Main Investigator of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia about not allowing lawyers to visit the arrested person without written permission from the investigator,” said the member of the commission, stressing that in this way the administration SIZO No. 6 fulfills the deliberately unlawful order of the investigator, who does not have the right to prohibit the person under investigation from meeting with an independently chosen lawyer.

Doctor Lilia Panaioti, in a conversation with members of the PMC, speaks of being held in a pre-trial detention center as “torture”.

“The investigator said in plain text that she wanted me to go to jail, but they wouldn’t succeed: I won’t give up, they won’t break me” - this is how the doctor, in a conversation with members of the POC, reacted to the second placement in the pre-trial detention center.

According to her, she spent a year in a multi-seat (for 40 people) cell with “drug addicts, including HIV-infected, and murderers,” but after quarantine she again prefers to be in a large cell.

“It has a shower - this is a great advantage over small cameras,” Georgy Ivanov quoted her as saying.

Panaioti refuses to admit guilt.

“I was just doing my job, but it turns out that it is now a crime in our country to carry on pregnancy and to take childbirth - this is all some kind of boundless absurdity.

The medical records indicated that these are surrogate mothers - it is not forbidden, everything was open, no one did a secret, ”she told human rights activists.

A criminal case on human trafficking was opened in January 2020, when four babies were found in an apartment in a residential building in the village of VNIISSOK, Odintsovo District, Moscow Region, who were going to be handed over to their Filipino parents.

As follows from the materials of the case, all children were born by surrogate mothers.

One of the kids in the Odintsovo apartment died as a result of sudden infant death syndrome.

The police responded to the nanny's call to the hospital, and the officers who arrived seized all the children and took them to the baby's home in Vidnoye.

Upon the discovery of babies in Odintsovo, two criminal cases were initially initiated: one on causing death by negligence and on human trafficking.

Subsequently, the article was changed to a more serious one: human trafficking, resulting in death.