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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian filmmaker is on hunger strike since May 14
17:02, 20 June 2018

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Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova asked Russian colleague Tatiana Moskalkova to help in the release of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov through Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as she reported on Facebook.

“I appealed to Russian Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova with a request to help in the release of Oleg Sentsov from the arrest due to the humanitarian reasons and appeal with a proper request to Russian President,” Denisova wrote.

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The Ukrainian ombudswoman noted the absence of the reliable information on the state of health of Sentsov in the letter and reminded on the principles of the humanity and universal values.

Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

As we reported, on June 18, Denisova was not allowed to visit Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko. Then, the meeting of the Ukrainian and Russian ombudswomen took place when they discussed the citizenship of the detainees.

On June 15, the Ukrainian ombudsman arrived in the prison where Sentsov is kept, but she was not let to visit him. In her turn, Moskalkova stated that Denisova violated the agreements. As the same time, on June 16 Moskalkova visited Dmytro Shtyblikov, a Ukrainian “saboteur”, in Omsk.

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Moreover, Denisova reported about the disruption of the agreements with Russian colleague Tatiana Moskalkova on the synchronized visit to Oleg Sentsov and Kyrylo Vyshynsky.

Ukrainian political prisoner 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.

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