Sentsov’s state of health deteriorating rapidly, he can be fed forcefully

Source : 112 Ukraine

Oleg Sentsov passed the examination in the civilian hospital. According to the defense ‘Ukrainian political prisoner is stretched to the limit’
14:54, 6 June 2018

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The state of health of Ukrainian movie maker Oleg Sentsov illegally convicted in Russia deteriorating rapidly after three weeks of the termless hunger strike. Olga Dinze, the lawyer representing the interests of Sentsov in Russia claimed this as Unian reported.

‘Sentsov continues the hunger strike that already lasts for three weeks. Dmytro Dinze who is his advocate in the criminal case is in Labytnangi (city in russia where Sentsov is imprisoned, - now’, she said.

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‘Sentsov’s state of health leaves much to be desired at the moment. As Dmytro Dinze explained, he is stretched to the limit, he was taken to the civilian hospital that is so rare for the colony. He was examined and his state of health deteriorates due to the hunger strike’, Dinze reported.

According to defense, if Sentsov’s health will continue to deteriorate, the doctors will make a decision about his forced feeding ‘as they cannot allow him to die in the colony’.

Related: Sentsov may be fed forcefully, if he continues to starve, - lawyer

As it is known, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

Related: OSCE files letter to Russia's Foreign Ministry with urge to release Sentsov

The relatives of Sentsov note the deterioration of his health. According to the sister, he gets injections of glucose in the amount of one liter dayly. Russian movie maker Askold Kurov noted that the Ukrainian political prisoner feels good.

June 1-2, international campaign #SaveOlegSentsov to be held in different cities around the world. The organizers say that these days they "will give a red card to the regime of Putin," who illegally keeps people behind the bars.

Related: Crimean Tatar detained in Russia for supporting Sentsov

Vice Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko claimed that Kyiv is ready to pass 23 Russians convicted in Ukraine for the exchange of Sentsov and other Ukrainians.

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