Strauss-Kahn on the verge of suicide

employees of the New York prison Rikers Island, which is the head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of attempted rape, making sure he did not commit suicide.A source in the medical service of the prison explained that such an order was given after being arrested was a psychological examination, says RBC.

Strauss-Kahn is in a wing, designed for 14 cameras, one.Usually so keep prisoners suffering from dangerous infectious diseases.On his trip output for individual protection, food, it also takes away from other prisoners in prison.In addition, the IMF led an oxygen mask and a device for around the clock monitoring of respiration was issued because it is subject to a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep.The guards are near his cell around the clock.

Recall that Strauss-Kahn was arrested, became known on May 15.He is accused of attempting to rape a hotel maid, where he stayed during his stay in New York.Paul Browne told reporters that the bare head of the IMF came

out of his bedroom, saw her, jumped and tried to force him to do with oral sex.However, the woman managed to escape.When law enforcement officers arrived at the scene, the head of the IMF has already left the hotel.

Police arrested Strauss-Kahn in an airplane just before leaving for Paris, and three days later was sent to the New York prison "Rikers Island", which is an analogue of Russian prison.The court refused to release official bail at $ 1 million, for fear that he may evade prosecution ulovnogo.Officer faces up to 74 years in prison.Nearest hearing Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled for May 20th.

Banker accusations denied.Previously, he has agreed to conduct DNA examination.Strauss-Kahn's lawyers insist that the defendant has an alibi: he had left the hotel about an hour before the alleged crime.

arrest of the head of the IMF has caused shock reaction in France, where the details of the personal lives of politicians are rarely made public.Recent polls conducted in France showed that the upcoming presidential election, Strauss-Kahn would beat Nicolas Sarkozy, the current head of state.Hence, many have concluded that the official accusation is nothing but a conspiracy.This version is supported by 57% of French and 37% of voters do not consider it true, 11% did not answer.Total participated in voting 1 007 people over 18 years.

Whatever the outcome of the trial, on the official political career can be put an end, as is likely, and on its activities at the IMF, said the Russian service of the BBC.

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is in custody, "not in a position" to run an international organization.Media noted that these words can mean the imminent displacement of Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF, as the States has in the international organization by a majority vote.

Strauss-Kahn, head of the IMF since 2007.He has a PhD in economics, obtained in the University of Paris, as well as a bachelor's degree in law, business management, political science and statistics

doing research in the field of household savings, public finance and social policy.

his career he began as assistant professor, then professor at the University of Paris economy, work on which was adopted in 1978.He was then appointed Deputy Commissioner for Economic Planning Agency (1981 - 1986 years).In 1986 he was elected to the National Assembly, which from 1988 to 1991.He headed by the Finance Commission.

From 1993 to 1997, Strauss-Kahn worked as a lawyer in the private corporate sector.In 1991 - 1993 years.he was Minister of Industry and International Trade.From June 1997 to November 1999 he was the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry of France.In this capacity, he oversaw the introduction of the euro.

in 2000 and 2001.He taught economics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and was appointed as a visiting professor at Stanford University.From 2001 to 2007 three times elected to the National Assembly, and in 2006 exhibited his candidacy to participate in presidential elections in France, the Socialist Party.