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Ukraine’s Ombudsman discusses state of Ukrainian prisoners with her Thai counterpart

Source : 112 Ukraine

Denisova will seek the signing of an agreement on the transfer of prisoners between states
15:57, 18 December 2019

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Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova held a meeting with Thailand's Chief Ombudsman, Viddhavat Rajatanun, during her working visit to Thailand. She informed about it through her Telegram channel.

"During the discussion on cooperation between the offices, I emphasized the importance of respecting the rights of 21 Ukrainian citizens in Thai prisons. In particular, I stressed the need to urgently resolve the issue of qualified treatment for some of our citizens. Therefore, in the near future, I will ask my Thai colleague to resolve this issue, and in case the relevant medical aid is not listed - to find other available solutions to this problem," Denisova noted.

The Ombudsman of Thailand, in turn, agreed to clarify the possibility of speeding up the consideration of applications for individual royal pardons of Ukrainian citizens.

Related: 2,000 Ukrainians remain in custody in Russia, - Ukrainian ombudsman

"An agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons between our states has not been concluded yet. They agreed to work together to resolve this issue as soon as possible. The Thai colleague assured that he would facilitate the movement in order to sign the specified document. This will allow our citizens, who are being held in prisons in Thailand, to serve their sentences in the homeland," Denisova summarized.

As we reported earlier, Currently, some 2,000 Ukrainian citizens remain in detention in Russia. Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova claimed this on Facebook. 

"In 2018 alone, 176 our citizens were arrested; 692 people were judged for illegal drug traffic. As of June 30, 2019, 1,989 people have been illegally held in Russian prisons. According to the specified information, the number makes some 2,000 citizens of Ukraine", she said.

Related: Thailand introduces visa-free regime for Ukrainians

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