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ECHR considers Sentsov as citizen of Ukraine, - Justice Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court intends to get the information on the health state of the Ukrainian until tomorrow
18:56, 26 June 2018

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The European Court of Human Rights considers political prisoner Oleg Sentsov as the citizen of Ukraine and expects from Russia the information on the state of his health on June 27. Ivan Lishchyna, the Deputy Justice Minister, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for ECHR claimed this citing the information of the court.

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At the same time, the official noted that the court did not give the right answer on the demand of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to provide the access to Sentsov for ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova.

“We prepare the additional statement to specify this issue. Concurrently, we continue the preparation of the joint inter-state statement on all Ukrainian political prisoners of Kremlin,” Lishchyna wrote.

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On June 22, Ukraine officially asked the ECHR to allow the Ukrainian ombudswoman to visit Sentsov.

Earlier Russian ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova claimed that the Ukrainian filmmaker refused to meet the doctors chosen by his advocate and relatives. She intends to visit him personally in the near time. On June 25, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia indicates political prisoner Oleg Sentsov as the citizen of Ukraine.

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On June 26Council of Europe Secretary General Thurbjørn Jagland has officially filed for the pardon of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov to Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, Kremlin responded that this letter cannot be a ground for the release of Sentsov.

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