Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, is not allowed to visit Roman Sushchenko, a Ukrainian journalist kept in custody in Russia. The Commissioner wrote this no her Facebook page.
“The documents (the permission to visit Sushchenko) were returned to Moscow City Court. When I asked, whether it was a refusal, I heard the following answer: “Go to the court, they know everything”. They have not provided a written answer as well,” Denisova wrote.
She added that the visitor hours with the prisoners in the remand facility where Sushchenko is kept are till 17:30.
Earlier, Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, and her Russian colleague Tatyana Moskalkova agreed to meet in Moscow on June 18.
Moskalkova stated that the meeting would be held in her office. The parties intend to discuss the conditions of human rights defenders’ visit of the prisoners kept in Russian and Ukraine.
Denisova informed that she intended to visit Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Stanislav Klykh, Mykola Karpyuk, Roman Sushchenko and Resul Veliyev – the Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia.
On June 15, the Ukrainian ombudsman arrived in the prison where Sentsov is kept, but she was not let to visit him. In her turn, Moskalkova stated that Denisova violated the agreements.
As the same time, on June 16 Moskalkova visited Dmytro Shtyblikov, a Ukrainian “saboteur”, in Omsk.