Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Strauss-Kahn, guarded in prison for fear of committing suicide

New York. .- Managing Director International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is under special surveillance in New York prison where he is boarding while awaiting trial before the fear of attempting suicide. "The prisoners' medical records are confidential, but the New York Department of Corrections is always the same safety and security protocols to any detainee who is found the risk of harm to self or others," he told Efe that New York institution spokesman Stephen Morello.

The spokesman declined to give more details on the political mood of the French and also confirmed reports that today echoed other U.S. media. According to NBC, the medical authorities of the Rikers Island prison recommended that Strauss-Khan was subjected to the special surveillance because of "his state of mind and nature of the case." The French economist and politician, who was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel employee in New York he was staying, has received even "special prison clothes and has been stripped of the shoelace to avoid any risk," adds the channel, citing unnamed sources.

Former Economy Minister of Industry and French was arrested last Saturday at the airport John F. New York Kennedy when he was in an Air France plane that was going to move to Paris and then attend a meeting in Brussels on Monday with ministers from the European Union (EU) on the possible restructuring of the Greek debt.

French politician, who sounded as the Socialist candidate in the presidential elections in his country, was transferred Monday to the Rikers Island prison after he was charged with seven counts of sexual abuse and attempted rape for which you may face several decades in prison. His transfer to prison was because the New York court judge handling the case, Melissa Jackson refused the request for release on bail of one million dollars requested by lawyers for the detainee on the grounds that he could flee the country.

The Manhattan attorney, Cyrus Vance, said Monday that Strauss-Kahn, 62, was charged with attempted rape and first-degree sexual abuse against a female African immigrant, 32 years New York hotel employee in which The assault allegedly occurred, and other sexual offenses for which he could be sentenced to between 25 and 15 years in prison for the most serious.

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