The Ukrainian branch of the Amnesty International considers it a torture to force-feed Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian political prisoner and film director. This is stated in the message of the organization on Facebook.
'We declare the inadmissibility of forced feeding, which is actually a form of torture, and we demand that Oleg receive timely and effective medical care,' the report says.
As we reported, Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike. The Russian side officially announced the statement by Sentsov but did not name the reasons. According to lawyer of Sentsov, the decision to end the hunger strike was made after Russian doctors and penitentiary facility workers issued an ultimatum to Sentsov, suggesting that he either voluntarily stop the hunger strike or agree to be force-fed.
Citing Valery Maksimenko, Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation (FSIN), Russian media reported that Sentsov had stopped the hunger strike and the nutritionists developed a special diet for him.