Ukrainian political prisoner Shumkov transferred from colony to Moscow remand center

Source : 112 Ukraine

Shumkov was sentenced to 4 years of detention for the participation in the extremist organization
17:54, 22 October 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Shumkov, sentenced in Russia to four years of detention on a charge of the membership in Right Sector, was transferred from the colony in Torzhok to one of Moscow remand centers, as Hraty reported citing his lawyer Roman Lyzlov.

Earlier we reported that Oleksandr Shumkov went on a hunger strike due to the systematic violation of his rights by the administration of the colony and strengthening of the psychological pressure on him by the workers of the colony.

Oleksandr Shumkov disappeared in September 2017. It had become known later that he was in the Russian detention center. But he was validated legally on the border with the Russian Federation on August 23, 2017. 

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The mother and friends of the Ukrainian do not believe that he voluntary came to Russia as he was the active member of the far-right movement in Ukraine.

On December 4, 2018, Sevski court, Briansk Oblast sentenced Shumkov to 4 years in the general regime colony for the participation in the extremist organization (Right Sector considered to be such in Russia).

On September 20, 2019, aunt of political prisoner Lyudmyla Shumkova said that the Ukrainian special services involved her nephew to the special operation. Shumkov was abducted during one of them.


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