Ukrainian political prisoner transferred from cell to prison hospital

18:57, 31 May 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh has been transferred from his cell to the prison hospital. The man has been serving time at a penal colony in Tver oblast, the local Ombudsman's office reported. Journalist Viktoria Ivleva told the press about his current health conditions, assuming that he had a trouble with his kidneys.

The information has not yet been confirmed officially, and Balukh's lawyer Olga Dinze waits for the permission to visit him. Balukh has been staying in detention since 2016; he was found guilty of the illegal storage of ammunition.