Pavlo Gryb almost blind, can’t remember things, - lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Doctors don’t visit him at all; the last examination was on April 28, 2018
10:15, 22 December 2018
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The condition of political prisoner Pavlo Gryb is deteriorating, especially his sight. His lawyer Maryna Dubrovina claimed this in the interview to Glavkom news agency. 

‘His sight worsened considerably, he is basically blind. In most cases, he is not able to read the documents I pass him, he finds it difficult to see other people's faces,’ the lawyer said. 

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He is having a hard time taking part in the court, he can’t see the witnesses well. His memory exacerbated, he forgets things the judge says:  

‘During the trial, I had to repeat the same things several times, and the same information had to be repeated before the next sessions. It seems that nothing at all is stored in his memory. And it certainly complicates the protection,’ she said. 

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Earlier, his father Ihor Gryb claimed that Pavlo was psychologically pressured in the penitentiary facility. As is known, Pavlo suffers from portal hypertension, which is why he needs special medicine on the daily basis. The Ukrainian side had repeatedly asked the Russian authorities to allow that. The Russian Federation responded that the Ukranian had no health issues.   

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Pavlo Gryb is the son of the former Ukrainian border guard Ihor Gryb. The Russian special service detained the 19-year-old boy on August 25, 2017, when he went to Gomel (Belarus) to meet his friend. Later, he was convoyed to Russia. The Russian law enforcers suspect Pavlo Gryb of preparing a terrorist attack at a school in Sochi (a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast, - 112 International).

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