Ukrainian activist Stanislav Klykh, who was imprisoned and now serves time in Russia, fell in a coma. He spent six days in this state and now is in ‘truly grave condition.’ Olga Afanasyeva, Crimean civil activist said that in a commentary for Krym.Realii outlet.
‘I spoke to his mom, she visited him recently; he is in a truly grave conditions. They took him to an asylum and stuffed him with medications so much he spent six days in a coma; he has bed sores. His mom is very upset, she says maybe there’s still a chance to save him – at least save his mind. It’s about saving his life now,’ Afanasyeva said.
Last month, Klykh was transferred from the prison to a hospital in Magnitogorsk, Russia. His family never got any information from the hospital about the diagnosis, his health conditions or the period of his stay in the hospital. Later, Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova said Klykh undergoes treatment in an asylum.
Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came there to visit his pregnant girlfriend. The Russian jury said Klykh 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.