The cause of the prisoner’s death, a according to the guards, was heart failure. Artur Panov was 19 years old.
The case of the resident of Krasnodon (Lugansk region) Arthur Panov had come to light, in December 2015, when under obscure circumstances, he was taken to a Russian pre-trial detention center. The Russian authorities accused him of plotting a terrorist act in the Russian Federation. The young man denied all accusations against him.
According to the prisoner himself, and according to the Ukrainian authorities, Artur Panov was abducted on the territory of Ukraine and handed over to representatives of Russian special services who illegally exported him to Russia.