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Kremlin confirms that Sentsov stops hunger strike, - Ombudsman

Lyudmyla Denisova promised to give more information later
17:16, 5 October 2018

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Mikhail Fedotov, the Advisor of Russia’s President, Chairman of the Presidential Council on the development of civil society and human rights, confirms the fact that Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike, as Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s Ombudsman, said after she talked to Fedotov.

“He said he had information from the board of Russia’s Federal Prison Service about the fact that Sentsov wrote that he refuses from a hunger strike. Russian official does not know the reasons for that. Now, the Ukrainian has a meeting with his layer in Labytnangi prison,” she wrote.

Related: Sentsov ceases hunger strike, - Russian federal penitentiary service

Denisova promised to give more information later.

As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner, announced a hunger strike in May 2018, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept by the Kremlin. Sentsov has already survived three health crisis; the medics warn that the fourth one, which might involve the breakdown of the body's internal organs, could begin anytime.

Related: Heart failure, rheumatism, kidney problems, - lawyer on Sentsov's state

The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, its citizens, and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.

Earlier today, Russian envoy for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said that Sentsov was 'in a stable condition;' according to her, his treatment program was amended, after the recent examination several days ago.

Related: Sentsov not be exchanged for Russians kept in U.S., - State Department source

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