Russia provides outdated information about health of Ukrainian political prisoners

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that the response on the August request of Ukrainian Ombudsman’s came after 2 months
20:28, 14 October 2018

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Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova said that Russia provides her with outdated information about the health of Ukrainian political prisoners. About this Denisova wrote on her page on Facebook.

“Mikhail Fedotov (head of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation) responded to my inquiry about the state of health of Balukh, Chapukh, Degermendzhi and Dzhepparov. The adviser to the president of the Russian Federation wrote that Ukrainian prisoner Balukh was in hunger strike for only a month. Not more than 200 days, as everyone counted, and only 30. And it seems that at the end of April the political prisoner resumed eating. But we all know that only on October 9, Balukh wrote a letter about the suspension of the protest, "Denisova said.

She added that the state of health of Balukh and three other political prisoners held in  Crimea, Russian doctors assess as satisfactory, but do not provide Denisova with any supporting medical certificates.

According to Denisova, this information is a response to her August request.

“Think about it: almost 2 months have passed. Information about the health of our political prisoners is simply irrelevant,” she summed up.

We recall, on October 9, the Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh stopped the hunger strike, which lasted 205 days. At the same time, Ukrinform, citing the archbishop of Simferopol and the Crimean UOC-KP Kliment, reports that Baluh suspended the hunger strike only for the period of transfer to the colony. Upon arrival at the colony, Balukh will continue his hunger strike.

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