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Heart failure, rheumatism, kidney problems, - lawyer on Sentsov's state

Lawyer Dmytro Dinze on the health of Ukraine's political prisoner, who is on the 142nd day of his hunger strike
16:58, 2 October 2018

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Dmytro Dinze, the lawyer of Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia Oleg Sentsov, claims that the prisoner suffers from the heart failure and rheumatism as Radio Liberty reported.

"Yes, it flares up. He has got the problems with kidneys and heart failure. Also, he suffers from rheumatism of lower limb; the problems with liver and kidneys appeared; the blood condition changed amid the hunger strike. Taking into consideration this, he was prescribed the medicines; he received glucose and nutritional mix. Based on this, according to the conclusion of the doctors-specialists, he is prescribed particular treatments that he takes," Dinze claimed.

Related: Kremlin will not exchange Sentsov because he's convicted as terrorist, - media

Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed the necessity to make more efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Volodymyr Balukh during his speech at United Nations General Assembly.

As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner announced a hunger strike in May 2018, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept by the Kremlin. Sentsov already survived three health crisis; the medics warn that the fourth one, which might involve the breakdown of the body's internal organs, could begin anytime.

Related: Official Kyiv has no information about Sentsov's exchange for Russians in U.S. prisons

The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, common citizens and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.

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