International Committee

оf Ethics and Human Rights Watch «RAY»






Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Office at Geneva

1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Fax + 41 22 917 90 22


To whom it may be concern


Dear Sir or Ma’am,


We urge you for an immediate investigation into the tortures of Sergei Furgal. He is 50 years old and was living in Habarovsk, Russia before his arrest on July 9th 2020. He was the governor of Habarovsk from 2017 to 2020.


On July 9th 2020, he was unexpectedly arrested by a group of armed soldiers and was moved to Moscow. He is isolated in a cell away from lawyers, relatives, public officials, as well as cut off from any information. He has no money, no fresh clothing since his arrest, and ate nothing for two weeks. His bank account was shut down and many of his allies were arrested. Sergey fell ill after this gross violation of human rights.


Unfortunately, all of this was only the beginning. After he denied the absurd accusations against him in a few closed court hearings, investigator Yurii Burtovoi started to threaten him by saying that he would arrest Furgal’s wife and daughter. Two witnesses, who resided in the same jail, were brutally beaten and could not testify.


On September 11th, Sergei Furgal was brutally beaten (see the photos attached). He disappeared from lawyers, the mass media, legal observers and relatives for 7 days. We don’t know what is going on since there is no information anywhere. It is possible that he needs urgent medical care as well as the help of international organizations to investigate his case.


It is clear that Sergei Furgal’s arrest was ordered by the Kremlin since Sergei is an honest man. He has done a lot for the people of his town and his region, and he never stole public money or broke any laws. Millions of people in Russia and in the Habarovsk region support him and every day since July 9th people have been protesting in the streets. But of course, no one in the Kremlin is listening, and no one is trying to save this innocent man. 
Even his lawyers did not start a counter case to protect Sergei Furgal which suggests that there is a criminal conspiracy involved with Furgal’s case. So, please, act and help save Sergei Furgal’s life. Protect his human rights, and promote freedom and the truth for all people.

Here is the address to the Lefortovo Detention Facility N 2 in Moscow, where Sergei Furgal is currently held:


Federal Service for the Execution of Sentences

Pre-trial detention center N 2 Lefortovo

Ulitsa Lefortovskiy Val, 5,

Moscow, Russia, 111250

+7 916 197-82-96


Director of the Federal Service for the Execution of Sentences of Russian Federations

Kalashnikov Aleksandr Petrovitch

+7 495 983 8558

+7 495 983 9271

+7 495 983 9272


Reception’s room email address:


Lefortovo prison’s chief, the colonel of the Federal Service for the Execution of Sentences,

Romashin Aleksey Alekseevitch:


Thank you for your time, concern and action.




Larisa Gumerov, M.D.

Chief Editor of the «RAY» Committee

Columbia/Elkridge, MD,


Looks like not him. Photo from monitor on September 14, 2020.



Looks like his fingers are broken

This photos are the screenshots from this video:

YouTube channel named «Hakasia debates»


09/16/2020 г.


Файл:Sergey Furgal (2018-12-27).jpg — Википедия

This is him.

Sergei Furgal, M.D.

The Governor of Habarovsk. Russia.




LUCH 2020