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Ukrainian political prisoner Panov gets glasses

Neurologist and ophthalmologist examined him
15:11, 8 July 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Panov
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Ukrainian political prisoner Yevhen Panov was examined by the doctors and prescribed glasses for him, as Russia’s Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova said, her Ukrainian colleague Lyudmyla Denisova informed on Facebook.

It should be noted that Panov is kept in Russian prison No. 6 in Omsk. In her reaction to Denisova’s appeal Moskalkova noted that neurologist and ophthalmologist examined him. The doctor prescribed him glasses as Panov’s eyesight fades. According to her, Panov got glasses on the next day, and on July 8-9 he will visit the dentist.

Related: Denisova asks Russian ombudsman to promote provision of medical aid to political prisoner Panov

Moskalkova also noted that the Ukrainian is receiving newspaper. She stated that Panov has no complaints about food, as apart from nutrition he also has an opportunity to buy food in a shop and get parcels.

In August 2016, The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation claimed to have detained Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. Russia says that Ukrainian diversionary group planned terrorist acts in the occupied Crimea, and Yevhen Panov, born in 1977, residing in Zaporizhia region, the officer of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, was allegedly the leader of the group.

Related: Ukrainian political prisoner Panov transferred to Omsk

Later, Russian authorities released a video with Panov’s confession; however, Ukrainian human rights defenders stated that the video showed the signs of testifying under duress.

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