Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament Lyudmyla Denisova proposed Russian Ombudsman Tetiana Moskalkova to realize a visit to starving political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh in exchange for the possibility for the Russian Ombudsman to visit Kyrylo Vyshynsky. Denisova claimed this on Facebook.
‘Can’t wait anymore for the answers of my Russian colleague on my letters, this is why addressed her with the proposal. Since, the lawyer of Kyrylo Vyshynsky filed a petition for a medical examination of his client who is in the Kherson detention facility, that’s why invited Tetiana Moskalkova to visit Kyrylo Vyshynsky at the same time of my visit to Volodymyr Balukh. But only on a parity basis,’ Denisova said.
She claimed that she has information on the deterioration of the health condition of Balukh.
‘He is continuing losing weight. He has a real pain in his liver and ear inflammation,’ Denisova claimed.
Denisova has also proposed so doctors to be there with ombudsmen who could possibly examine the prisoners.
Reportedly, as of September 5, Balukh is hungering for 171 days. He lost 30kg over the period of the hunger strike.
As it was reported earlier the ‘February 26 case’ is the infamous case of several Crimean Tatar activists detained by the Russian ‘authorities’ of Crimea in 2014; the protesters are suspected of ‘organization and participation in the mass disturbances in Crimea on February 26, 2014’, when the Crimean Tatars tried to prevent the occupation of the peninsula by Russian troops and the overthrowing of the Ukrainian authority there. Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermenji were arrested in April and May 2014, respectively.
Earlier the court of Simferopol extended the detention period for Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermenji. Thus, the detained Crimean Tatars will stay behind the bars until January 7, 2017.