Ukrainian political prisoner dies in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Artur Panov was detained in late 2015 in Rostov region and charged with preparing terrorist attack
09:58, 2 May 2017

Artur Panov, Ukrainian political prisoner

Artur Panov, the Ukrainian citizen who has been illegally held in detention in Russia, passed away in his cell at pre-trial detention centre. The cause of death was the heart failure.

Novosti Donbassa outlet reported that on May 2.

The Russian authorities charged Panov with alleged preparations for a terrorist act in Russia; the Ukrainian was detained in Rostov region in December 2015, soon after he crossed the Ukraine-Russia state border as a refugee. At that moment, Panov was under the legal age.

The trial in Panov’s case began in February 2017. During his long-lasting detention, the defendant went for multiple hunger strikes, which could have badly worsened his health conditions. 

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