‘Ukrainian MFA, Commissioner for Human Rights demanded the Russian Federation to urgently provide official information on the health condition of Ukrainian citizen Oleg Sentsov. Also, we are expecting the information from his lawyer who is the only one can see Oleg from time to time, and who has signed an official agreement with the Ukrainian MFA about the provision of a legal aid to political prisoner Oleg Sentsov,’ Gerashchenko claimed.
Meanwhile, reporter Anton Naumlyuk claimed there is no evidence that Oleg Sentsov suspended his hunger strike.
‘Head of the colony in Labytnangi doesn’t know anything about it, lawyer Dmytro Dinze is with Sentsov now,’ Naumlyuk claimed on Facebook.
Earlier, Russian mass media reported with a reference to Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Valeriy Maksimenko that Oleg Sentsov suspended his hunger strike. It is said that Moscow’s nutritionists formulated a special diet to stop his strike.
As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner, 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 three health crisis; the medics warn that the fourth one, which might involve the breakdown of the body's internal organs, could begin anytime.
The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, 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 occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, its citizens, and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.