Sentsov has issues with dates, asks what day it is, - Denisova

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's ombudswoman told the details of the filmmaker's health conditions
22:47, 19 July 2018

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Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova told the press about Oleg Sentsov's current health conditions. 

According to her Facebook post, the Ukrainian official had a phone conversation with the political prisoner's lawyer Dmytro Dinze.  

'He said Oleg's health considerably worsened. He has a trouble with dates, asking what day it is again and again', she wrote.

Dinze added that the Ukrainian movie maker cannot name the actual date of the second acme that he suffered recently. The lawyer also said that Sentsov agreed to take 3-4 spoons of nutrition mixture per day. His heart muscle weakened, too. 

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Denisova turned to Zeid Raad al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, European Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic, asking them to visit the colony where Sentsov is held. 'I urge all human rights watching organizations to turn to the Russian president, asking to urgently decide to release Oleg Sentsov and all Kremlin's hostages', she wrote.

As is known, the native of Crimea, film director and political activist, Sentsov has been serving time in the Russian penal colony in Labytnangi since May 2014. This spring, he announced a hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by the Kremlin. 

Oleg 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 the occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, common citizens and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him. 

Sentsov enjoys the wide support of the many in Ukraine and abroad. Rallies, where participants urge to release him, are held worldwide - in Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the U.S.

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Related: Klimkin and European Commissioner call Russia to release Sentsov

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