Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko, who is kept in Chelyabinsk prison, spent three days in a punishment cell for “non-observance of the dress code”, as Kolchenko’s mother Larysa said, Hromadske reports.
His mother also stated that shortly before the detention in the cell he wrote an appeal on the meeting with the Ukrainian Consul and Ombudsman.
“Technically – for the non-observance of the dress code, but shortly before that, he wrote an appeal in which he asked for a meeting with a Ukrainian Consul and Ombudsman. He is now released,” Larysa Kolchenko said.
According to Oleksandr Kolchenko, he lost weight by ten kilograms in a week with the growth of 190 centimeters he weighs 50 kilos.
Reportedly, Kolchenko declared a hunger strike on May 31, requiring the release of Oleg Sentsov. He had to suspend the strike, as he got very weak.
Kolchenko and Sentsov were detained by Russian intelligence services in Crimea in May 2014. They were accused of the organization of a terrorist act on the peninsula. Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years of the colony, Sentsov to 20 years. Both are denying their guilt.