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Ukrainian MFA protests due to extension of arrest of political prisoner Pavlo Gryb

Gryb's arrest in Russia was illegally extended until April 2019, - Ukraine's MFA Press Secretary
23:33, 7 November 2018

Irina Romaliyskaya Facebook

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed protest due to the extension of arrest to Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb, who was detained by Russian intelligence during Ukrainian’s trip to Belarus, he was accused of preparation of the terrorist attack. Ukraine's MFA Press Secretary Mariana Betsa reported this on Twitter.

‘Farce in the case of Gryb is continuing. Today, his arrest in Russia was illegally extended until April 2019. We express our protest to the Russian Federation and demand release,’ Betsa claimed.

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As it was reported earlier, the court prolonged the arrest of the Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb. The consideration of the case is scheduled for November 15.

Earlier, his father Ihor Gryb claimed that Pavlo was being psychologically pressured in the penitentiary facility. As is known, Pavlo suffers from portal hypertension. This is why he needs special medicine on the daily basis. The Ukrainian side had repeatedly asked the Russian authorities to allow that. The Russian Federation responded that the Ukranian had no health issues. 

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Pavlo Gryb is the son of the former Ukrainian border guard Ihor Gryb. The Russian special service detained the 19-year-old boy on August 25, 2017, when he went to Gomel (Belarus) to meet his friend. Later, he was convoyed to Russia. The Russian law enforcers suspect Pavlo Gryb of preparing a terrorist attack at a school in Sochi (a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast, - 112 International).

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