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Sentsov suffers third protracted crisis, - lawyer

The political prisoner drinks water and the necessary minimum of medical nutrition mixture; he continues to lose weight, says Ukraine's Ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova
17:56, 9 August 2018

Radio Svoboda

Dmytro Dinze, the lawyer of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov said that his defendant suffers another protracted crisis. Lyudmyla Denisova, the Ukrainian ombudswoman posted this on Facebook, quoting Dinze as saying.

'Twice, they wanted to send him to a hospital where they would plug him to life support systems and start feeding him by force, she wrote.

Dinze added that Sentsov was not going to stop the hunger strike; he drinks water and the necessary minimum of medical nutrition mixture, the lawyer said. 

It is known that Sentsov agreed to put the surveillance cameras in his cell. 

Related: Situation is critical: Sentsov needs hospitalization to Moscow

Earlier, a plea for mercy from Oleg Sentsov’s mother was submitted to the specialized commission. This was reported by Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova upon the conversation with her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova. One of the discussion topics was the transfer of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov for treatment in Moscow. However, the commission has not yet considered the plea.

According to Denisova, they discussed an exchange of Sentsov and Russian Aleksey Sedikov, however the talks did not have success as Moskalkova claimed that Russia considered Ukrainian film director its citizen, thus exchange is irrelevant.

“Meanwhile, the situation requires fast reaction. Oleg has refused from hospitalization in Labytnangi and a local hospital does not have specialists capable of pulling him out of hunger process. The withdrawal from hunger is usually event more dangerous than the hunger itself and any mistake could be fatal. There are such specialists in Moscow Nikolaev Institute and Kyiv Gerontology Research Institute. That is why, I asked Tatyana Moskalkova to organize Oleg’s transfer to Moscow Institute or a hospital with specialists of endogenous nourishment. I told her that he would not be able to get there by train and that air ambulance was needed. A life has to be saved,” Ukrainian Ombudsman said.

Related: Plea for pardon Sentsov passed to commission

Related: Sentsov’s condition is stable, - office of Russian Ombudsman

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