Sentsov declines the offer of ECHR to stop hunger strike

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov reminded on his complaint prioritized by the court but left without consideration for a few years
12:57, 22 June 2018

Wall Street Journal

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov convicted in Russia declined the offer of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to stop the hunger strike. Sentsov’s lawyer Dmytro Dinze claimed this as Interfax reported.

According to him, Sentsov asked to say “big hello” to the urge of the ECHR and reminded about his complaint prioritized by the court but left without consideration for a few years.

Related: Statements do not help, pressure needed, - Lithuanian Foreign Minister on Sentsov

Ambassadors of the G7 countries in Ukraine are concerned about the situation with the Ukrainian political prisoners and the hunger strike of Oleg Sentsov. In their opinion, the release of Ukrainians from Russian prisons will be "an important humanitarian step forward." This was stated in the message of the Canadian Chair of the G7 Ambassadors’ Support Group in Kyiv on Twitter.

As we reported, on June 18, Denisova was not allowed to visit Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko. Then, the meeting of the Ukrainian and Russian ombudswomen took place when they discussed the citizenship of the detainees.

Related: Sentsov suffers problems with heart and kidneys, - Ukraine's ombudswoman

On June 15, the Ukrainian ombudsman arrived in the prison where Sentsov is kept, but she was not let to visit him. In her turn, Moskalkova stated that Denisova violated the agreements. As the same time, on June 16 Moskalkova visited Dmytro Shtyblikov, a Ukrainian “saboteur”, in Omsk.

Moreover, Denisova reported about the disruption of the agreements with Russian colleague Tatiana Moskalkova on the synchronized visit to Oleg Sentsov and Kyrylo Vyshynsky.

Related: Ukraine’s Ombudsman: No information on Sentsov health, probably he is forced to eat

As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detainedby the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.

Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

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