A citizen of Ukraine is imprisoned in the Centre for the Temporary Detention of Foreign Nationals near Krasnoyarsk for more than 8 months

Krasnoyarsk media became aware of another prisoner of the Centre for the Temporary Detention of Foreign Nationals (CTDFN) with Ukrainian citizenship. 51-year-old I.N. is imprisoned for more than eight months.

I.N. came to Russia back in 2014 and lived in Irkutsk with Ukrainian documents, but lost them. At the end of 2021, he was detained by police in Krasnoyarsk Krai for lack of documents; the court fined him 2,000 rubles and decided to expel him, placing him in CTDFN until the expulsion.

Expulsion became impossible because of the war. I.N. tried to appeal against this decision, but the courts refused him several times, citing the missed deadline for appealing. While in the detention centre I.N. applied for temporary asylum in Russia and received a certificate that can serve as a temporary personal document. However, only a court can release him from the CTDFN, cancelling the decision on expulsion.

The recent decree of the President of the Russian Federation №585 on the abolition of decisions on the expulsion of citizens of Ukraine and the abolition of restrictions on the period of their stay in the Russian Federation concerns precisely such cases as this one.