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Ukraine's ombudswoman asks Red Cross doctors to visit Balukh urgently

The political prisoner's health condition is tough; the Russian side still has not provided any medical assistance, - Lyudmyla Denisova
22:31, 25 September 2018

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Ukrainian parliamentary ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova asked Red Cross doctors to visit and examine Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh. This is urgent, as his health conditions are worrisome, she said.

The official turned to the International Committee of the Red Cross, asking them to send the doctors and 'administer the qualified medical aid', as her Facebook post reads.  

Denisova added that Balukh's current condition is 'extremely tough'. 'After physical violence was applied by the penitentiary facility, he suffered numerous injuries to his head, back, and liver. That considerably worsened his conditions', Denisova wrote.

According to her, the Russian side still has not provided Balukh with any medical assistance after that beating incident at the detention center in Simferopol.

Earlier, the deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Ahtem Chyigoz, reported that Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh was beaten up and threatened to get killed. The incident occurred in the Simferopol remand center in the occupied Crimea, where Balukh is held now. 

Related: Ukraine's ombudswoman asks Russian colleague to allow her visit Balukh

Related: Evidence of beating Balukh to be transferred to courts, - Ukraine's MFA

Related: Balukh was beaten and threatened to get killed in remand center

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