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Sentsov reports on forcible feeding in letter, asks for forgiveness

145 days of the fight, 20 lost kilos and compromised body by the goal is not achieved, - he wrote
19:49, 5 October 2018

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Since October 6, the “force-feeding” will be applied toward Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. It is stated in the letter of Sentsov sent to lawyer Dmytro Dinze as “Nastoyashchee Vremia” reported.

“Due to the critical condition of my health and the begun pathological changes of the internal organs, the “force-feeding” will be applied toward me. My opinion is not considered – supposedly I am not able to adequately estimate the level of health and the threats looming over it. The forcible feeding will take place within the reanimation activities on the rescue of a patient’s life. In such terms, I am forced to stop the hunger strike since tomorrow or October 6, 2018,” Sentsov wrote.

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Ukrainian political prisoner asked for forgiveness of those whom he let down.

“145 days of the fight, 20 lost kilos and compromised body by the goal is not achieved. I am grateful to all who supported me and ask for forgiveness of those whom I let down. Glory to Ukraine!”, he wrote.

Related: Kremlin confirms that Sentsov stops hunger strike, - Ombudsman

Reportedly, Mikhail Fedotov, the Advisor of Russia’s President, Chairman of the Presidential Council on the development of civil society and human rights, confirmed the fact that Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike.

Earlier, Russian envoy for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said that Sentsov was 'in a stable condition;' according to her, his treatment program was amended, after the recent examination several days ago.

Related: Ukraine requests Russia to provide official data on Sentsov’s hunger strike

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.

The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, 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 occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, its citizens, and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.

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