Raisa Radchenko in Psychiatric Hospital

rasia-rodchenko548x331This is an updated Urgent Action (which we hadn’t previously seen or acted on) relating to the Ukraine. Raisa Radchenko, a 70 year old human rights activist, was detained on 11 July 2013 by police and taken to Zaporizhzhya Regional Psychiatric Hospital. Despite having no history of mental illness and without a court order authorising treatment without consent, she was nevertheless subjected to psychiatric treatment.

The sample letter – to the regional Govenor – is self explanatory. There are more details on the AIUK website, also including a TEXT campaign if you prefer. The address of the Embassy of Ukraine is 78 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PL

Update – Raisa has since been released. No further action.