Ombudsperson of Ukraine Valeriya Lutkovska once more addressed her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova on the issue of defending Pavlo Gryb, according to the press service of Ukraine’s ombudsperson.
“Given that the previous letter from Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova didn’t contain information on the measures taken in the interests of Gryb, and the given information was unspecific, Lutkovska additionally addressed the Russian colleague with a letter thoroughly describing the list of violations of Gryb’s rights,” the statement reads.
It is noted that Pavlo Gryb’s mother was refused a meeting with her son without being explained a reason. Lutkovska also reminded that Gryb was forbidden to speak to the consul in Ukrainian. According to the ombudsperson, it violates his right to receive full and efficient consulate and legislative help.
As it was reported earlier, 19-years old Pavlo Gryb got lost in Belarus on August 24. The young man was later found at a prison in Krasnodar, Russia. He told a Russian lawyer that he had been kidnapped in Belarus and brought to Russia, where he is accused preparing a terrorist attack on a Russian school. The Ukrainian's lawyer said that Gryb was arrested in Russia in absentia.