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Political prisoner Klykh urges Sentsov to stop hunger strike

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tamara Klykh noted that her son does not believe in the release
15:37, 28 September 2018

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Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia Stanislav Klykh wrote a letter to another Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov with an urge to stop a hunger strike. Tamara Klykh, the mother of the prisoner claimed this to Ukrayinska Pravda.

“He asked Sentsov, he said: “Mom, tell Denisova, she has to ask him to stop the hunger strike. We understand that he is doing it for all of us, we will not condemn him if he is the only to be released as he has two children and one of them is ill. He should think about children and stop the hunger strike,” Tamara Klykh told the words of her son.

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Now the mother of Klykh intends to file the letter to Sentsov and pass it through Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova.

“Stas wrote a letter to Sentsov. I took it and will send it and will tell his urge to Lyudmyla Denisova. Stas said that Sentsov wrote him a postcard and letter, probably, before the hunger strike but the jailers said that they do not pass the letters to other jailers. He asked to send it through me,” she stated.

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Tamara Klykh noted that her son does not believe in the release.

“He does not believe in any release. Absolutely. We saw on [Russian] NTV Channel (the consul has sent a TV set to Klykh) - how did they allow to show this? – Stanislav, Balukh, Karpyuk, and Gryb; that they prepare some exchange roadmap but it is unknown who and how would be exchanged,” she concluded.

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As we reported, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova has received a letter from Mikhail Fedotov, the adviser of Russia’s president that reveals the health state of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.

According to Fedotov, Sentsov is under outpatient monitoring due to the locomotor system disease. Today is the 138th day of his hunger strike and the individual dynamic medical monitoring is established.

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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 UNGA.

As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner announced a hunger strike in May 2014, 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.

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