Russian Federation: Fear for safety of detained performance artist: Pyotr Pavlensky

Index Number: EUR 46/3418/2016

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was charged with vandalism for setting fire to the main doors of the headquarters of the Federal Security Service on 9 November. He is currently detained in a psychiatric hospital in Moscow and is being denied access to his lawyer and the outside world. His wife fears for his health.

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