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Political prisoner Balukh has headaches and chest pain, - lawyer

After several months spent in punishment cell in a colony of Tver region, Russia the Ukrainian was taken to a prison’s hospital
11:24, 12 June 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh
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Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh convicted in annexed Crimea was transferred to the prisoner’s hospital of Tver region, Russia, stated he has headaches and chest pain, as his lawyer Olha Dinze, who visited the political prisoner on June 10, said, Krym.Realii reported.

“Yesterday, I managed to visit him in a preventive-remedial establishment. He feels better, swelling went down. But nobody prescribed him a cure, nobody diagnosed him. He is receiving heart medicine and chill pills. He does not receive any other medicine. He complains about headaches and pain in left chest,” Dinze noted.

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According to her, Balukh does not eat food in a Russian prison.

“He has received a package, which was sent before he was taken to the prison. A part of the products is overdue, but it’s enough for him. He has food. He does not eat food in the colony,” the lawyer added.

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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.

Related: Ukraine's Consul not allowed to see political prisoner Balukh

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.

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