Ukrainian detained in Crimea goes on hunger strike, demands transfer to country

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the moment he is held in a penitentiary colony of Republic of Adygea and he plans to continue his hunger strike till he’s extradited to Ukraine
15:03, 15 August 2017

Ukrainian citizen Ivan Fedyrko sentenced in the occupied Crimea and who is being detained in a penitentiary colony of Republic of Adygea announced a hunger strike and demands to transfer him to the mainland of Ukraine. This was reported by a lawyer Roman Martynovsky to the Human Rights Information Centre.

Fedyrko went on a hunger strike on Monday. He is protesting against Russia's failure to comply with the resolution of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from October 12, 2016 on the transfer to Ukrainian territory for the further serving of punishment.

Ukrainian is serving a sentence in accordance with the verdict of the Simferopol District Court in a Republic of Adygea since August 2015. He repeatedly reported on the violation of his rights during his stay in the colony.

It is noted that for two years Fedyrko repeatedly asked the administration of the colony to provide medical assistance, but he was refused every time. In addition, he reports the absence of proper material security.

Related: Detained Ukraine's 'agent' in Crimea admits his guilt, - Russian mass media

Earlier, Fedyrko already announced a hunger strike lasting from June 19, 2017 to June 29, 2012, due to non-provision of medical assistance. He said that he plans to continue the hunger strike until his extradition to his homeland, or until he receives a written document indicating the date of transfer to serve his sentence in the territory of Ukraine.

As it was reported earlier FSB claimed to have detained Ukraine’s Security Service “agent” in occupied Crimea. It is reported that the detained person is a Ukrainian citizen Henadiy Lymeshko.

Related: “Ukrainian saboteur” sentenced to two years of imprisonment in Crimea

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