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Prisoner Kolchenko writes requests on meeting with Ukrainian consul, ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

He also reported that he weighs 63 kilograms at the moment and feels good
13:24, 29 June 2018

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Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko detained in the remand prison in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia has written the requests where he expressed the will to meet the Ukrainian Consul in Yekaterinburg and Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. It is stated in the letter written by the lawyers of Ural Human Rights Group according to Kolchenko and published on Facebook.

"During the visit of a lawyer I wrote the requests addressed to Head NK-6 Tordov D.M on the meeting Ukrainian Consul in Yekaterinburg Zakraiavsky H.I. and Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Denisova L.L. that will be passed by me through the administration to the head of the remand center,"  the letter said.

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Also, Kolchenko reported that at the moment of the writing of the letter he remains to be in the medical unit where he is fed under control of the doctors and after each meal, they check his weight, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.

"Today I weigh 63 kilograms and feel good," he noted.

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Kolchenko also reported that he started to get the acts for the familiarizing on the confiscated letter at foreign language sent to him.  The confiscation is explained by the absence of the translation on the Russian language – the administration of the remand center acts based on the fact that Kolchenko is a citizen of Russia. The prisoner claims that he considers himself a citizen of Ukraine.

"There is a passport of the citizen of Russia to my name in my personal file but I refused to sign for the issuance of the passport as I consider myself as a citizen of Ukraine," he emphasized.

The letter is dated June 26. At the moment of its writing, Kolchenko was at the medical unit in Kopeisk city.

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Earlier, Kolchenko declared a hunger strike on May 31 demanding to release Oleg Sentsov but had to stop it as he became too weak.

Russian special service detained Kolchenko and Sentsov in May of 2014 in Crimea. They were accused of preparing terrorist attacks on the peninsula. In summer of 2015, Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, Sentsov – to 20. Both of them deny their guilt.

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