Ukraine's parliamentary ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova received the images of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who keeps on starving within his hunger strike in the Russian penal colony of Labytnangi. Denisova's counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova sent her these images, and the Ukrainian official published them on Facebook.
'Oleg looks active; he watches TV, reads books and writes something from time to time. Everyone, I quote, 'everyone amazed at his fortitude'. His health conditions are satisfactory,' she wrote.
Earlier on Thursday, Dmytro Dinze, the lawyer of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov said that his defendant suffers another protracted crisis. Lyudmyla Denisova quoted 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 - so that it's possible to monitor his health state around-the-clock.
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.