Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova informed Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova that Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia Stanislav Klykh is having treatment in psychiatric hospital, the Ukrainian Ombudsman reported this on Facebook.
‘In December, Stanislav Klykh wrote an open letter, which tells about his critical health condition and suspicion of gangrene and cancer. Once again, I have addressed Tatyana Moskalkova and Mikhail Fedotov. Citing the prison guards, Tetyana Moskalkova reported that Klykh is in satisfactory condition, under the supervision of a psychiatrist and receives treatment in a psychiatric hospital,’ the Ukrainian Ombudsman said.
That said, Denisova noted citing Moskolkova that no other examinations would be held for Klykh because he doesn’t need it.
The Russian jury said Klykh and another Ukrainian political activist, Mykola Karpyuk both allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia in the 1990s. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen. Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in prison.