Balukh’s lawyer reports on political prisoner’s bad health condition

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian complains on severe pain in his body, his leg is swollen
09:38, 14 July 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh
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Olga Dinze, a lawyer of the Ukrainian activist from Crimea Volodymyr Balukh, who is imprisoned in Russia, after visiting his client in the Russian colony, said that heis health condition was “unsatisfactory.” The political prisoner complains on severe pain in the body, as Krym.Realities agency reports.

“I visited Balukh on Tuesday. His health condition is unsatisfactory: headache, swelling of the lower left limb, severe pain in the joints and chest. He was denied without explaining the reasons the right for visit of the doctor, whom Balukh trusts,” Dinze said.   

She added that the colony did not accept the food Balukh needed to recover from the hunger strike without harming his health.

Related: Political prisoner Bekirov suffers from pneumonic fever, - wife

Earlier, the representative of Ukraine’s Consulate to Russia was not let to visit the Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh.

Russian Federal Penitentiary Service has informed that Balukh is a Russian citizen, which was the reason why the diplomat was not allowed to see him.

Balukh's lawyer Olga Dinze visited him in a penal colony No.4 and said that he still was in a punishment cell, over that time he was sent there three times on spurious grounds.

Related: ECHR obliges Russia to provide Bekirov with proper medical examination

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