Ex-political prisoner Balukh regains senses after beating, - MP

Source : 112 Ukraine

Iryna Gerashchenko noted weak health of the former political prisoner
19:35, 5 October 2020


Former political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh, who was beaten at the beginning of September, regained senses as MP Iryna Gerashchenko reported on Facebook.

“Finally good news from the treating physicians of V. Balukh: ‘The patient is conscious, carries out basic instructions, tries to tell something but he is too weak,” the message said.

Related: Attack against ex-political prisoner Balukh: His phone, credit card went missing after assault

As is known, the assault took place in Kyiv on September 8. He had his arm and collarbone broken. The criminal case was opened on the fact of banditism.

On September 19, the Dniprovsky district court arrested for two months without the right to bail the suspect in the beating of ex-political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh.

Related: Occupied Donbas blocks prisoners' exchange process over decree on elections, - Kravchuk

Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Balukh was detained in the Russia-annexed Crimea in December 2016. Russian FSB operatives claimed that they found ammunition and TNT pellets in his house. Balukh claimed he was framed. The Ukrainian activist who hoisted the Ukrainian flag in the already occupied Crimea ended up in Russia, where they judged and sentenced him to a prison term.

The Ukrainian spent more than two years in Russia under trumped-up charges, before eventually returning to Ukraine last September.


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