Ukrainian political prisoner put in isolation cell in annexed Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The prisoner has chronic diseases and a recent medical examination showed that his state deteriorates
16:59, 6 October 2021

Ukrainian political prisoner Andriy Zakhtiy
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Ukrainian political prisoner Andriy Zakhtiy, who was sentenced to 6.5 years in the colony in annexed Crimea was put in the isolation cell - supposedly for violation of the regime. Ukrainian commissioner for human rights Lyudmyla Denisova reported that on Facebook.

“Ukrainian political prisoner Andriy Zakhtiy, who was sentenced by so-called Supreme Court of Crimea controlled by Russia on evidence-free accusations in preparation of the sabotage with a weapon to 6.5 years in high-security prison #1 in Simferopol in temporarily occupied Crimea, where Andriy serves the sentence, was put for 10 days in the isolation cell in the basement of the colony, supposedly for the violation of the regime,” Denisova said.

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The ombudsman noted that Zakhtiy has chronic diseases and a recent medical examination showed that his state deteriorates. He complains of pain in the back due to the spine trauma.

“The mentioned facts contradict the guaranteed norms of Article 3, European Convention on Human Rights and paragraph 22 of Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners dated August 30, 1955, approved by the Economic and Social UN Council,” Denisova noted.

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She has also appealed to Commissioner on Human Rights of Russia Tatiana Moskalkova to assume proper measures to restore the rights of citizen of Ukraine Andriy Zakhtiy – provide proper conditions of detention and facilitation in holding of full medical examination, and provision of qualified medical aid on the results of it.

As we reported, there are more than 400 Ukrainian prisoners in the annexed Crimea, Russia and the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, but it is impossible to exchange them on an “all for all” basis.

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