The Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by lawyer Vladimir Postanyuk in the interests of the former mayor of Makhachkala, Said Amirov. The lawsuit included a request to allow prisoners to wear watches in correctional facilities. Amirov asked to lift the ban in order to track the time of taking the medicines.
"The court considered the lawsuit filed by lawyer Vladimir Postanyuk, filed in the interests of Amirov, with a demand to lift the ban on wearing watches and decided to completely refuse to satisfy the claims," the press service of the court told TASS.
The case was considered behind closed doors due to the presence of documents in it that speak about the state of health of Mr. Amirov. The administration of the colony banned Said Amirov from wearing a watch after changing the internal rules of the colonies in July 2022. Prior to this, prisoners were forbidden to have watches in only one case: if their cost exceeds 2.5 thousand rubles.
Said Amirov is serving a life sentence in the Black Dolphin special regime colony in the Orenburg Region. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in August 2015. He received a life sentence for a combination of several crimes.
The court recognized that Said Amirov, together with his accomplices, wanted to shoot down the plane in which the head of the Pension Fund's branch for Dagestan, Sagid Murtazaliev, was flying. He was also accused of organizing the murder of an employee of the Investigative Committee, and in 2014 he was found guilty of preparing a terrorist attack and illegal weapons. In this case, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In 1993, after several assassination attempts, Said Amirov became a wheelchair user. In October 2017, the ECtHR acknowledged a well-founded complaint by his defense, which argued that he could not be in the conditions in which he was kept in a pre-trial detention center, and then in a colony, for health reasons.