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Ukraine's Sentsov looks healthy and regularly takes food, - Russian ombudswoman

Russian regional Commissioner for Human Rights Anatoliy Sak has visited the Ukrainian political prisoner
23:05, 10 October 2018

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Commissioner of the Russian Federation for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova claimed that illegally convicted Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov regularly takes food and is under the supervision of doctors, and he looks good, TASS reports.

‘Oleg Sentsov looks pretty healthy and regularly takes food under the close supervision of the medical personnel. Sentsov didn’t express complaints about the detention conditions, food, and healthcare,’ reads the statement of Moskalkova.

Related: Ukraine's ombudswoman demands that Russia provide official updates on Sentsov's health conditions

According to her, Commissioner for Human Rights in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Anatoliy Sak visited the Ukrainian political prisoner on October 10.

‘During the conversation, on the question about the wellbeing, Sentsov claimed that he felt fine. Also, Anatoliy claimed that familiarized himself with the statement of Oleg Sentsov on the suspension of the hunger strike from 06.10.2018,’ Moskalkova added.

Related: Sentsov claimed finalist of Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner, announced a hunger strike in May 2018, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept by the Kremlin. Sentsov has already survived three health crisis; the medics warn that the fourth one, which might involve the breakdown of the body's internal organs, could begin anytime.

Related: Sentsov did not cease hunger strike, - Russian Ombudsman

The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, its citizens, and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.

Related: Jailed Sentsov writes script for new film after 145 days of hunger strike

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