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Stanislav Klykh suspects he has skin cancer

His mother says he wrote an application to get the medical examination as he has pain in his heart and kidneys
15:57, 10 January 2019

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Stanislav Klykh, another Ukrainian political prisoner imprisoned in Russia, has a suspicion that he has skin cancer. Tamara Klykh, his mother, reported that after speaking to her son over the telephone on January 9, Hromadske reported

“He is upset that he spent only 5 days at the hospital in Chelyabinsk. He wrote an application to get medical examination as he has pain in the heart and kidneys. They took specimen of his blood and urine and sent him back to prison on the 4th day after that. No diagnosis established,” she said.

Tamara also states that Stanislav Klykh has problems with his legs; some spots appeared on the skin on his legs.

The is now in the colony in Chelyabinsk, however he may be soon transferred to another penitentiary facility.

“Stas says there are rumors about his transfer to Sakhalin. He agrees to be transferred there or to the place where Sentsov is held in custody. According to him, he can't stay in this prison anymore,” Tamara Klykh added.

The family wants him to be transferred to another Russian prison in the region, closer to Ukraine for it would be less complicated for them to visit him. His lawyer has to solicit for it. Tamara also says that the lawyer only speaks to Stanislav, and doesn’t call his mother.

Related: 'We are grateful to you', political prisoner Klykh wrote in letter to Sentsov

Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came to Russia to visit his pregnant girlfriend.

The Russian jury said Klykh and another Ukrainian political activist, Mykola Karpyuk both 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.

Related: Ukrainian political prisoner Klykh doesn't get letters from mother

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