Ombudsman ready to discuss conditions of Sentsov exchange with Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ombudsman is also asking to provide a plane to get Sentsov to a hospital
21:49, 8 August 2018

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Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament Lyudmyla Denisova claimed that she is ready to discuss any conditions of exchanging the Ukrainian political prisoner with the Russian Federation. Denisova claimed this on Facebook.

‘I am addressing Tetiana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Mykhaylo Fedotov, President of the Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation to discuss any conditions of the exchange just for sake of saving Sentsov’s life. He urgently needs a medical aid. I am ready to immediately fly out,’ Denisova said.

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She also asked the mandated persons in Russia to provide a plane as soon as possible to get Oleg Sentsov to any hospital where he can get a necessary medical aid.

Earlier, Natalia Kaplan, sister of Oleg Sentsov stated that she received a letter from the Ukrainian. Sentsov said he is not getting up from a bed and the end is near.

Related: Russia refuses Amnesty International representatives to visit Sentsov

Reportedly, Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian intelligence agencies in Crimea on May 2018. Later he was sentenced to 20 years of the colony under the accusation of terrorist activity on the territory of Crimea. Oleg does not admit his guilt. 

Sentsov declared a hunger strike with a requirement to release all Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation. 

At the end of June, Lyudmyla Denisova claimed that a priest wasn’t allowed to visit Sentsov.  

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Reportedly, Kolchenko declared a hunger strike on May 31, requiring the release of Oleg Sentsov. He had to suspend the strike, as he got very weak. 

Kolchenko and Sentsov were detained by Russian intelligence services in Crimea in May 2014. They were accused of the organization of a terrorist act on the peninsula. Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years of the colony, Sentsov to 20 years. Both are denying their guilt.

Recently, Sentsov’s lawyer stated on the deterioration of his condition. He has a very low hemoglobin, which led to anemia, as well as a very low pulse. Oleg has a bad heart, he was asked twice to be taken to a hospital.

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However, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Yamalo-Nenets County claimed that the medical staff examines Sentsov on daily basis, and his condition is satisfactory. Furthermore, according to the lawyer of the political prisoner, the Chief Doctor of the Hospital in Labytnangi city was threatening Oleg Sentsov by tying up and drugging him with medicine and artificial nutrition. 

Related: Priest visits Oleg Sentsov in Labytnangi

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