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Ukraine's Sentsov is in intensive care of Labytnangi hospital

According to the cousin of the political prisoner, the hunger strike led to the irreversible consequences of his health
17:47, 16 October 2018

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Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is in the intensive care of Labytnangi hospital, Russia, amid the emergence from the long-term hunger strike. His cousin Natalia Kaplan claimed this as 24 TV channel reported.

According to her, the hunger strike led to the irreversible consequences of his health, including the ischemia and cardiac arrhythmia, problems with liver, stomach, and other bodies.

"He is in the intensive care of Labytnangi hospital now. He is emerged from the hunger strike. The situation is critical and nobody knows how it will end. There are already the irreversible consequences," Kaplan said.

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The statement on Sentsov's hospitalization made by the sister is not confirmed by other sources. Also, Sentsov was strongly against his placement in the intensive care.

Earlier Natalia Kaplan claimed that Sentsov emerged from the hunger strike with incredibly impaired health and his last letters are very pessimistic. 

On October 9, Anatoliy Sak, the Ombudsman in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of Russia, said that Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov did not stop his hunger strike.

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Reportedly, Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike on the 144th day. The Russian side officially announced the statement by Sentsov but did not name the reasons. According to the lawyer of Sentsov, the decision to end the hunger strike was made after Russian doctors and penitentiary facility workers issued an ultimatum to Sentsov, suggesting that he either voluntarily stop the hunger strike or agree to be force-fed.

As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner, announced a hunger strike in May 2018, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept by the Kremlin. Sentsov has 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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