Denisova asks Moskalkova to facilitate holding of Shumkov’s medical examination

Source : 112 Ukraine

After the ceasing of the hunger strike, the state of Shumkov has significantly deteriorated
18:14, 7 November 2019

Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova asks Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova to facilitate the holding of the thorough medical examination of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Shumkov and provide the proper qualified medical aid on its results as she reported on Facebook.

“Urgently I appeal to the Commissioner of Russia on Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova to immediately assume necessary measures to restore the rights of the citizen of Ukraine, particularly, facilitate the holding of the thorough medical examination and provide proper qualified medical aid on the result of it,” Denisova said.

It is reported that after the ceasing of the hunger strike, the state of Shumkov has significantly deteriorated. He is bothered with severe headaches, pains in back and convulsions. The employees of the medical institution do not provide the necessary medical aid. Moreover, they provide pills and injections with no explanations of their influence on Shumkov.

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Denisova noted that the syringes are filled with medicine at another room and it may cause the infectious disease.

Earlier we reported that Oleksandr Shumkov went on a hunger strike due to the systematic violation of his rights by the administration of the colony and strengthening of the psychological pressure on him by the workers of the colony.

Oleksandr Shumkov disappeared in September 2017. It had become known later that he was in the Russian detention center. But he was validated legally on the border with the Russian Federation on August 23, 2017. 

The mother and friends of the Ukrainian do not believe that he voluntary came to Russia as he was the active member of the far-right movement in Ukraine.

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On December 4, 2018, Sevski court, Briansk Oblast sentenced Shumkov to 4 years in the general regime colony for the participation in the extremist organization (Right Sector considered to be such in Russia).

On September 20, 2019, aunt of political prisoner Lyudmyla Shumkova said that the Ukrainian special services involved her nephew to the special operation. Shumkov was abducted during one of them.


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