Political prisoner Pavlo Gryb, sentenced to six years in Russian prison, will be transferred to a separate cell due to the hunger strike as he cannot take medicine against gastritis, as Interfax reported citing Leonid Petrashis, the Chairman of Public Observation Commission of Rostov Oblast.
Pavlo Gryb wrote the statement on the hunger strike on March 25. According to Petrashis, the political prisoner will be examined by a doctor and transferred to the separate cell. Besides, the hunger strike can negatively influence the health of Pavlo, and he will not be able to take medicine against gastritis.
Pavlo Gryb is the son of the former Ukrainian border guard Ihor Gryb. Russian special agency detained the 19-year-old boy on August 25, 2017, when he went to Gomel (Belarus) to meet his friend. Later, he was convoyed to Russia. The Russian law enforcers suspect Pavlo Gryb of preparing a terrorist attack at a school in Sochi (a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast, - 112 International).
Pavlo Gryb was not allowed to see his mother and the Ukrainian consul. Russia promises to give permission to the meeting with the consul, but only after the verdict. Yet, the consular convention signed between Ukraine and Russia does not provide for such refusal.
On March 21, Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb delivered his last plea in North Caucasus military court in Rostov-on Don, Russia.
On March 22, the Russian court sentenced Ukrainian Pavlo Gryb to six years in standard regime penal colony for terrorism. Pavlo Gryb announced a hunger strike.