Chairman of Council of Russian President on Development of Civilian Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov addressed the competent authorities with a request to check the information on the deterioration of the health condition of Ukrainian political prisoner Stanislav Klykh, according to the message of Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova on Facebook.
According to the ombudsman, Fedotov shared this information with her in response to the relevant request regarding the political prisoner's state of health.
‘The Council of Russian President on Development of Civilian Society and Human Rights sent an appeal to the competent authorities of the Russian Federation with a request to verify the information you provided and, if necessary, to take measures to ensure the rights of the Ukrainian citizen,’ reads the message sent to Denisova.
Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came to Russia to visit his pregnant girlfriend.
The Russian jury said Klykh and another Ukrainian political activist, Mykola Karpyuk both allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia in the 1990s. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen. Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in prison.