Russian Federation: Health Professional Action: Mikhail Trepashkin
Mikhail Trepashkin, imprisoned at IK 13, an open prison colony, is being denied access to adequate medical treatment for chronic, life-threatening asthma. According to his lawyers, the head of the health department of the prison has stated repeatedly that Mikhail Trepashkin needs to be transferred to a hospital as the prison is unable to provide adequate treatment. This was evident last October when Mikhail Trepashkin suffered an especially serious asthmatic attack. The head of the prison reportedly continues to object to such a transfer.