Russia publishes photo of Sentsov in hospital

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian political prisoner was taken to hospital for planned examination
15:08, 29 September 2018

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Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District published the photo of sentenced Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. The relevant photo was published on the website of the entity.  

‘28.09.2018, convicted Oleg Sentsov was taken out to Labytnangi City Hospital, where he underwent additional studies and received consultations of medical specialists. Taking into account the results of the examination, Oleg Sentsov's treatment was corrected,' reads the message on the website.

Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District

As it was reported, 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.  

Related: Poroshenko urges UN make more efforts to release Sentsov, Balukh

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.   

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: Ukraine's ombudswoman gets Russia's letter on Sentsov, no medical certificate attached

Reportedly, earlier, Russian Ombudsman Tetiana Moskalkova claimed that Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov who is in Russian Labytnangi colony rejected the hospitalization due to the absence of illness and satisfactory conditions.

Related: Political prisoner Klykh urges Sentsov to stop hunger strike

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