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Sentsov quits hunger strike, - Russian government

21:59, 5 October 2018

Pavlo Chykov, the Head of International Human Rights Group published the document which confirms that the European Court on Human Rights is going to consider Sentsov’s appeal. The Court connected it with the case “Ukraine against Russia” on Crimea’s annexation.

In his appeal Sentsov states that Russia violated the Convention on Human Rights. In particular, the ban on torture and right for freedom and security. Russia also claimed that Sentsov stopped hunger strike. It was reported that the political prisoner is now with his lawyer. The doctors are preparing a special diet to bring Sentsov back to a full-fledge consumption, as Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova confirmed.

Ukrainian film maker is serving a 20-year sentence in Russia allegedly terroristic activity. On May 14 he went on a hunger strike demanding to release all the political prisoners.

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