Ulyukayev told about the first night in jail
MOSCOW, 16 Dec — RIA Novosti. Former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who the day before was sentenced to eight years in colony of strict regime, have talked about how it was his first night in jail. An interview with him published “Moskovsky Komsomolets”.
While the sentence has not entered force, the speaker is serving a sentence in the Federal detention centre No. 1, which is also called “Kremlin Central.” In addition to the former officials, it contained 103 people.
It is noted that many prisoners have expressed a desire to become neighbors of the speaker and help him to adapt, but the former Minister was asked about the solitary confinement.
If possible, I’d like to stay at least for some time alone. I would be psychologically difficult, if the camera will be new people.Alexei Ulyukayev
This opportunity gave him for 10 days while under quarantine. After this period of solitary confinement is only possible for medical or psychological reasons.
The speaker added that, although he had no illusions about the verdict, he did not expect to be arrested in the courtroom, as by law, the sentence shall not enter into force before the appeal. “I could stay on house arrest, because for all the time I never violated the conditions,” he explained.
The former Minister said that the conditions of confinement seem to him tolerable, but expressed confusion about certain rules — for example, the ban on the wearing of watches.
“Because life here is routine, and how it is possible to observe, if there is no time?” — he was surprised. The reporters asked him about food, sleep, and health complaints on the part of the speaker followed. “It’s all right. To be alone now to me is more valuable than everything else,” he said.
The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow on Friday issued a decision on the most high-profile case of corruption in recent years: the former Minister was sentenced to eight years of penal colony for a bribe in two million dollars from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin. Additionally, 61-year-old Ulyukayev, the most senior convicted bribe-taker in modern Russian history — was sentenced to a fine of 130 million rubles and eight-year ban to work in government service after his release.