Georgy Volkov, chairman of the Public Monitoring Commission (POC) of Moscow, noted an increase in the number of women entrepreneurs in the pre-trial detention center, reports the POC Newspaper.
Volkov said that women, including those of advanced age, were arrested more often for economic crimes. “Unfortunately, there is a tendency to increase the detention of women accused of economic crimes. This is especially evident in connection with overcrowding in Moscow pre-trial detention centers,” he said. According to the chairman of the commission, the court could have chosen a milder measure of restraint for many.
Volkov, together with the Moscow Commissioner for Business Rights Tatyana Mineeva, also visited the Pechatniki women’s pre-trial detention center in Moscow and stressed that human rights activists would consider all complaints received from prisoners, including those relating to their health.