Ukraine asks Russia to immediately report on Sentsov’s condition

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the lawyer of the political prisoner reported that Sentsov has heart, liver and kidney damage
19:52, 10 December 2018
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Commissioner of the Ukrainian Parliament for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova asks Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, as well as Russian President Advisor Mikhail Fedotov to immediately provide the information on the health condition of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.  The Ombudsman of Ukraine claimed this on Facebook. 

Related: Ukraine's Sentsov receives Pro Dignitate Humana award from Polish Foreign Ministry

‘I addressed Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova and Russian President Advisor, Chairman of Council under the President of the Russian Federation on development of civil society and human Mikhail Fedotov, in connection with the message of Oleg Sentsov’s lawyer Dmytro Dinze on the deterioration of defendant’s health condition, in particular 'organic lesions of the heart, liver and kidneys’,’ Denisova said. 

The Ukrainian Ombudsman demanded to urgently provide an official information about Oleg Sentsov’s condition.  

Earlier, lawyer of the political prisoner Dmytro Dinze reported that Sentsov’s hunger strike gave its results, heart, liver and kidney damages were detected. 

Related: European Commissioner asks Russia to release Sentsov for awarding Sakharov Prize

Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike on the 144th day. The Russian side officially announced the statement by Sentsov but did not name the reason. According to the lawyer of Sentsov, the decision to end the hunger strike was made after Russian doctors and penitentiary facility workers issued an ultimatum to Sentsov, suggesting that he either voluntarily stop the hunger strike or agree to be force-fed.  

He 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 four health crises. 

Related: European Commissioner asks Russia to release Sentsov for awarding Sakharov Prize

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