Sentsov calls his condition "precritical", - human rights activist

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetsova visited Oleg Sentsov in a Russian prison on August 14
15:28, 14 August 2018

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Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetsova, who visited Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian political prisoner undertaking a hunger strike, in a Russian prison on August 14, stated that he calls his condition “precritical”, as RTVI reported.

It was informed that the human rights activist talked to the movie director for two hours in the presence of a warden and two officers.

Related: Finland calls Russia to provide Sentsov with medical aid

According to Svetsova, Sentsov is in a “good and clean” four-place ward.

“The doctors in the prison, whom Sentsov doesn’t trust, they are doing what they can, yet they don’t give any predictions. The lawyer said he was receiving drips and nutrient mixture which he accepts. However, it is the situation which cannot save his life,” she said.

Svetsova added that the aim of his hunger strike remains the same: to release the Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russian prisons.

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As is known, the native of Crimea, film director and political activist, Sentsov has been serving time in the Russian penal colony in Labytnangi since May 2014. This spring, he announced a hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by the Kremlin. 

Oleg Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in the occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, common citizens and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him. 

Related: White House gathers signatures for petition in support of Sentsov

Sentsov enjoys the wide support of the many in Ukraine and abroad. Rallies, where participants urge to release him, are held worldwide - in Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the U.S.

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