He feels normally, - lawyer about Sentsov

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Dinze, Sentsov eats well, does sport and finds some time to art
16:56, 1 March 2019



The lawyer Olga Dinze visited Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov in the colony in Labytnangi on Friday, Marc 1, as Krym.Realii reports.

According to the lawyer, Sentsov “feels normally”.

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“Around noon today, I finally managed to get to Oleg. He feels normally. As for me, he gained some weight. He said he started to eat well and to do sport regularly. He finds some time for art as well. He is always busy, half of the day they march, then do sport and then he is occupied with art. There are no complaints against him from the colony’s administration. He does not complain as well”, - Dinze said.

The lawyer added that the political prisoner is in common barrack of 50-60 people at the moment.

As we reported earlier, the information that the European Court of Human Rights had restored the ‘priority status’ given to the case of Ukrainian political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko were premature.

Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike on the 144th day. The Russian side officially announced the statement by Sentsov but did not name the reason. According to Sentsov's lawyer, the decision to end the hunger strike was made after Russian doctors and penitentiary facility workers issued an ultimatum to Sentsov, suggesting that he either voluntarily stop the hunger strike or agree to be force-fed.  

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He announced a hunger strike in May 2018, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept by the Kremlin. During the time of his hunger strike, Sentsov has survived four health crises. 

The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. The Russian side has judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, its citizens, and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.

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