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Ukrainian political prisoner Balukh lost 30 kilograms during hunger strike

Volodymyr Balukh is on hunger strike for 2, 5 months
18:33, 6 June 2018

Radio Liberty

Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh, who went on the termless hunger strike on March 19, lost 30 kilograms. Advocate Olga Dinze claimed this as Radio Liberty reported.

‘Balukh went on the hunger strike at the end of March 2018. Now, he is on hunger strike for 2, 5 months. The only thing – he has easier kind of the hunger strike – he eats crusts and kysil as he lost 30 kilograms’, Dinze said.

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‘We begin to lose him and thank to the Archbishop Klyment who convinced him to eat at least something’ the lawyer added.

As it was reported earlier, the Russia-controlled Crimean court scheduled for May 15 a court hearing on the fabricated criminal case against Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh, who has been starving in protest for more than 55 days. 

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Balukh's lawyer Olha Dinze reported that the convoy beat Volodymyr Balukh, the illegally convicted in the occupied Crimea, Ukrainian activist on April 2. In addition, according to her, the administration of the pre-trial detention center refused to give Ukrainian political prisoner water, saying he was on a hunger strike.

This criminal case is against Ukrainian (Article 321 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was opened in August 2017, after Balukh and his lawyer filed a complaint to the police about the illegal actions of the head of the Rozdolnensky prison cell Valeriy Tkachenko, who insulted and hit the Ukrainian.

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In response, Tkachenko filed a complaint against Balukh. According to Tkachenko, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation filed a criminal case against the activist on August 22, 2017, "the statement reads.

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