Lawyer: Klykh was in coma in September

Source : 112 Ukraine

There is no information confirming that the Ukrainian political prisoner is at a hospital now
12:38, 10 November 2017

112 Agency

Ukrainian political prisoner Stanislav Klykh fell into a coma at the beginning of September, and then his mother visited him. There’s no information that he is at a hospital now, his lawyer Ilya Novikov told 112.

“This information (about coma, - is a little outdated: he went into a coma at the beginning of September, and about a month ago, his mother visited him. She found him in a bad condition, but at least he was conscious. His health has gotten worse over the past months, but there’s no information that he has been admitted to hospital again. Consuls will visit him. We don’t have specific information what medicine he has been given. We were informed, that allegedly he was transferred to that hospital by his personal request. But there’s no way to obtain accurate information why he got into this state. Russian prison system insists that this information isn’t to be disclosed to certain individuals, including lawyers and members of the family of detainees,” Novikov said.

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Last month, Klykh was transferred from the prison to a hospital in Magnitogorsk, Russia. His family never got any information from the hospital about the diagnosis, his health conditions or the period of his stay in the hospital. Later, Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova said Klykh undergoes treatment in an asylum.

Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came there to visit his pregnant girlfriend. The Russian jury said Klykh allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia in the 1990s. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen. Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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