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Sentsov has no underweight body, - Russian jailors

According to the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, the health condition of the Ukrainian filmmaker is satisfactory
14:59, 11 August 2018

TSN

Russian Federal Penitentiary Service assures that the information of Lawyer Dmytro Dinze on the deterioration of the health condition and the weight loss of the Ukranian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is not true. 

‘As of today, neither underweight body nor deterioration of the health condition are not observed... The condition of Oleg Sentsov is assessed as satisfactory,’ reads the message published on the website of the agency. 

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According to the Russian jailors, the result is achieved owing to supportive therapy and having the nutritional treatment mixture.  

Russian Federal Penitentiary Service calculated how much they spend for the health support of Oleg Sentsov.  

‘This year, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District provided suspects, accused and condemned, medical services in the amount of $19 thousand in civil health care institutions. Oleg Sentsov, at the time of voluntary renunciation of sustenance, 202 medical services in the amount $664 were provided. During the period, $1401 were spent from the federal budget for the medical supply of this patient,’ stressed in the message. 

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Earlier, Natalia Kaplan, sister of Oleg Sentsov stated that she received a letter from the Ukrainian. Sentsov said he is not getting up from a bed and the end is near. 

Reportedly, Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian intelligence agencies in Crimea on May 2014. Later he was sentenced to 20 years of the colony under the accusation of terrorist activity on the territory of Crimea. Oleg does not admit his guilt.  

Sentsov declared a hunger strike with a requirement to release all Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation.  

At the end of June, Ludmyla Denisova claimed that a priest wasn’t allowed to visit Sentsov.   

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Reportedly, 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. 

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. 

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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.   

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