Russia refuses to let Ukrainian doctors visit Pavlo Gryb - again

Source : 112 Ukraine

The political prisoner accused of 'planning a terrorist act in Sochi' will remain in the Russian custody until March
21:38, 8 February 2018


Ukraine's Foreign Ministry decisively condemns Russia's denial to let Ukrainian doctors visit Pavlo Gryb, the Ukrainian citizen illegally held in Russia. Besides, the authority said that the Russian government has been ignoring multiple requests on Gryb's current health conditions. The ministry's press service reported that on Thursday evening.

'The worsening conditions of Pavlo Gryb's health and lack of medical assistance may be treated as applying pressure on him - in order to get the necessary testimony. Such actions show that the Russian side completely ignores the decision of the ECHR (LE2.3r, October 2017), as well as the basic human rights,' the commentary says.

The Ministry demands that Russia let Ukrainian and foreign doctors visit Gryb for proper evaluation of his health conditions and giving respective recommendations.

Related: Life of Pavlo Gryb illegally detained in Russia is in danger, - his father

As we reported the October District Court of Krasnodar, Russian extended the arrest of Pavlo Gryb, the illegally detained citizen of Ukraine in Belarus until March 4, 2018.

Earlier, 19-years old Pavlo Gryb got lost in Belarus on August 24. The young man was later found at a prison in Krasnodar, Russia. He told a Russian lawyer that he had been kidnapped in Belarus and brought to Russia, where he is accused preparing a terrorist attack on a Russian school. The Ukrainian's lawyer said that Gryb was arrested in Russia in absentia

Related: Health status of Gryb is satisfactory, he gets treatment, - Russian ombudswoman

Earlier the ECHR demanded from Russia the statement on Pavlo Gryb's health. Also, he offered to send his doctors to the pretrial detention center and the Ukrainian side sent the doctors to him on October 11 without waiting for a permission of Russia. However, the Russian side did not let them see Gryb.  

Ihor Gryb, the father of Pavlo claimed that his son has no access to the drugs he bought for his own money; the court would not let him use them.

Moreover, Olha Gryb, the sister of Pavlo wrote an open letter to the Council of Europe.

Related: Ukraine's MFA strongly protest over arrest extension for Gryb in Russia

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