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Ukraine’s Ombudsman asks to organize medical examination of Klykh

Lyudmyla Denisova asked that of her Russian counterpart, as well as to help free Ukrainian political prisoner Stanislav Klykh on humanitarian grounds
16:35, 21 May 2018

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Ukraine’s Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova received information that the state of physical and psychological health of Ukrainian citizen Stanislav Klykh who was detained in Russia is critically worsening. Thus, she is asking her Russian counterpart to help organize an independent medical examination of the detained.  This was stated in the message on the website of the Ombudsman.

“Due to this, Lyudmyla Denisova addressed the Ombudsman of Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova to help organize an independent medical examination by Ukrainian or foreign doctors and also to assist an immediate release of Stanislav Klykh on humanitarian grounds” the message says.

Related: Lawyer visits political prisoner Klykh, illegally held in Russia

As it was reported earlier, in February, Ukrainian consul visited political prisoner Stanislav Klykh who now stays at a prison in Verkhneuralsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, central Russia.

He also visited the Ukrainian political prisoner and reported that Klykh looks 'just a little better than he did before he was convoyed from Grozny to Verkhneuralsk; however, his speech makes even more sense than before, he can't even stay focused on one topic'.

Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came to Russia to visit his pregnant girlfriend.

The Russian jury said Klykh and another Ukrainian political activist, Mykola Karpyuk both allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia in the 1990s. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen. Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Related: Ukrainian political prisoner Klykh spent six days in coma

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