Ukraine’s Ombudsman: No information on Sentsov health, probably he is forced to eat

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lyudmyla Denisova asks the Justice Ministry to apply to the European Court of Human Rights concerning Sentsov
09:32, 21 June 2018

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There is no reliable information on the health of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. This was stated by Ukraine’s Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova on Facebook.

"There is no reliable information about Oleg Sentsov's health. Considering the statements of the Russian Ombudsman, Tatyana Moskalkova, there are reasons to believe that Oleg is forced to eat. Being forced to eat it is a cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment which  is prohibited by international law," Denisova emphasized.

He added that he appealed to the Deputy Justice Minister of Ukraine Ivan Oreshnikov with a request to submit an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the violation of the rights of Ukrainian citizen Oleg Sentsov, who was imprisoned by the Russian Federation for political reasons.

Related: Ukraine's ombudswoman asks Russian colleague to help in release of Sentsov via Putin

As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detainedby the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.

Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

Related: Sentsov needs attention, support of international community, - NYT

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