Ukrainian prisoner Shumkov goes on hunger strike in Russian prison

Russian court sentenced Shumkov to 4 years in a colony under the general regime on December 4, 2018
15:55, 16 October 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Shumkov who is in the colony of the Russian Federation went on a hunger strike. Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine's Ombudsman, wrote about it on her Facebook page

"The rights of illegally condemned Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Shumkov are violated again in the Russian Federation. He is imprisoned in the colony in Tversk region in Russia. According to the received information, he went on the hunger strike due to the systematic violations of his rights and increase of putting psychological pressure on him on the part of the administration and workers of the correctional institution," Denisova noted. 

She turned to Russia's Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova with the demand to take immediate and appropriate measures with the aim of resumption of Oleksandr Shumkov's rights, namely: to give a report on his numerous appeals to stop putting psychological pressure by the employees of the colony. 

Oleksandr Shumkov disappeared in September 2017. It had become known later that he was in the Russian detention center. But he was validated legally on the border with the Russian Federation on August 23, 2017. 

Related: Health state of political prisoners Alimov, Shumkov deteriorated, - Denisova

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