Ukraine's political prisoner Balukh to be transferred to Kerch prison

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian authority has not confirmed this information officially
08:12, 18 October 2018

Radio Liberty

On October 18, Ukrainian political prisoner Volodmyr Balukh is to be transferred to Kerch prison, as Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, KrymRealii reports.

Russian authority has not confirmed this information officially.

Related: Russia not yet provided information on Balukh's health, - Ukraine's ombudswoman

Reportedly, Balukh announced a termless hunger strike on March 19, 2018 and ceased it during a prison transfer.

As his lawyer Dmytro Dinze said, Balukh might have ulcer and/or pancreatitis.

Related: Parole of Crimean political prisoner Balukh to play into Kremlin’s hands, - Ombudswoman

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"Balukh’s persecution is directly linked with the Ukrainian flag he refused to remove from his home, and his unwavering opposition to Russia’s occupation of his Ukrainian homelan," Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group states. In November 2016, Balukh put a plaque renaming his home No. 18 "Heroes of Nebesna Sotnya St" in memory of Maidan activists killed during Revolution of Dignity.  The head of the local council demanded to remove it bu Balukh rejected. During an irregular ‘search’ of his home, 90 bullets and several TNT explosive devices were allegedly ‘found’ in his attic.

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