EU calls for release of Pavlo Gryb, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 28-countries bloc stated that the Ukrainian doctors should be allowed to see him
16:39, 22 March 2019

Pavlo Gryb, the Ukrainian political prisoner

The Press Secretary of the EU Diplomatic Service commented on the sentence of 20-year-old Ukrainian Pavlo Gryb who has been illegally kept in the Russian prison. The respective claim was published on their website.  

 “The European Union expects Mr. Gryb to be immediately released and granted access to the special medical treatment he needs. For so long as he remains in detention, Ukrainian doctors must be allowed to see him as required by a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights”, - the report said.

Related: It is death verdict, my son will die from hunger strike, - Pavlo Gryb’s father

As we reported earlier, on March 22, the Russian court sentenced Ukrainian Pavlo Gryb to six years in standard regime penal colony for terrorism. Pavlo Gryb announced a hunger strike.

As is known, Pavlo Gryb is the son of the former Ukrainian border guard Ihor Gryb. Russian special agency detained the 19-year-old boy on August 25, 2017, when he went to Gomel (Belarus) to meet his friend. Later, he was convoyed to Russia. The Russian law enforcers suspect Pavlo Gryb of preparing a terrorist attack at a school in Sochi (a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast, - 112 International).

Pavlo Gryb was not allowed to see his mother and the Ukrainian consul. Russia promises to give permission to the meeting with the consul, but only after the verdict. Yet, the consular convention signed between Ukraine and Russia does not provide for such refusal.

On March 21, Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb delivered his last plea in North Caucasus military court in Rostov-on Don, Russia. 

Related: Gryb delivers last plea in court, wishes political prisoners to 'endure captivity with dignity'

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