Illegally convicted by Russia Ukrainian Hennadiy Lymeshko was vaccinated by a drug unrecognized by the World Health Organization against his will as Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported on Telegram.
“The employees of the prison colony of the Federal Penitentiary Service #6 of Russia in Stavropol Krai, where Hennadiy is kept, forced him to sign the agreement for vaccination by threatening with transfer to disciplinary cell and ban for visit of relatives,” she wrote.
Denisova noted that after the vaccination, the state of health of Hennadiy Lymeshko has quickly deteriorated: he has tachycardia and severe headache.
According to the ombudsman, the administration of the prison refused Hennadiy in the provision of the medical aid and it is “blatant violation of the Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights that equals to the tortures and inhumane treatment and Article 22 of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners”.
Denisova has appealed to Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova with the demand to urgently provide medical aid to Hennadiy Lymeshko. Besides, the ombudsman has asked Consul-General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don Taras Malyshevksy to urgently visit the illegally convicted Ukraine in the prison colony.
Ukrainian citizen Hennadiy Lymeshko was detained by Russian law enforcers in the occupied Crimea in August 2017. They accused him of illegal production and storage of explosives.
Earlier, the Russian special forces published the video of this detention and interrogation. On camera, he named himself Hennadiy Lymeshko and admitted his guilt in alleged sabotage on the territory of the annexed Crimea.