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Sentsov's health conditions 'satisfactory', - Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service

The most recent lab test took place on August 6; it 'showed no signs of deterioration', officials say
22:08, 7 August 2018

Radio Svoboda

Oleg Sentsov remains in satisfactory conditions - that's how the administration of Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service described his health state. The regional branch of the Service reported that he is under 'constant dynamic surveillance' of Labytnangi penal colony's workers, where he now serves time. 

'Sentsov is daily examined by medical workers; lab tests and instrumental researches are conducted. He is treated, and the treatment foresees the support of major functions of the body organs and systems', the message says.  

Federal Penitentiary Service added that the latest lab test took place on August 6; it 'showed no signs of deterioration'. The authority also said that Sentsov never refused from the support therapy or medical assistance. 

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As is known, the native of Crimea, film director and political activist, Sentsov has been serving time in the Russian penal colony in Labytnangi since May 2014. This spring, he announced a hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by the Kremlin. 

Oleg 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 the occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, common citizens and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him. 

Sentsov enjoys the wide support of the many in Ukraine and abroad. Rallies, where participants urge to release him, are held worldwide - in Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the U.S.

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