According to her, Shumkov’s lawyer tried to meet with a doctor to find out what exactly he was “treated” with, but the head of this medical institution said that the doctor was out, and he himself could not explain what treatment was prescribed.
She went on saying that after carrying out such “treatment”, Oleksandr’s state of health did not improve.
“Prior to this, Oleksandr complained of constant headaches associated with the concussion that he received during his stay in the east of our state (Donbas in Ukraine – Ed.) during the hostilities. These headaches can occur spontaneously. They are torturing him now. Moreover, he has back pain. And also he is now troubled by cramps and constant sudden changes in moods which were not typical for him,” Shumkova emphasized.
According to Oleksandr’s relatives, one can suspect the use of some kind of psychotropic substances.
Shumkov’s lawyer, Aleksei Baranovsky, said that the colony in which Oleksandr is kept is considered “very specific,” and this fact is known among human rights defenders. Therefore, he was not surprised by the information that psychotropic substances could have been injected to a prisoner.