11:50 06.01.2016

UKROP Party leader Korban in hospital awaiting another surgery

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UKROP Party leader Korban in hospital awaiting another surgery

UKROP Party leader Hennadiy Korban has said that after his restriction measure was changed from home arrest to custody he has been in hospital waiting for another surgery.

"Yes, I am in hospital now," he said on Tuesday, answering a question from journalists as to his whereabouts since the last trial in Kyiv's Dniprovsky District Court which changed Korban's restriction measure.

Korban said he was to undergo new surgery.

"I am still undergoing medical treatment plus rehabilitation after the first surgery," he added.

Korban's lawyer Oksana Tomchuk on her part told journalists that her defendant had been hospitalized to Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery.

She said that Korban's condition had deteriorated. "If the standard protocol [of rehabilitation] after such a [double coronary stenting] procedure provides a term of four to five days, my defendant has been in hospital for over 10 days. I connect this to the experiments that were carried out with him live on TV, when he was deprived of adequate medical care for 30 hours," Tomchuk said.

As reported, Korban was in Amosov Institute in Kyiv during Dniprovsky District Court hearings late in December. According to doctors, he underwent a minimally invasive heart surgery procedure on December 25.

Later on Tomchuk said that her defendant did not want to stay at Amosov Institute. Korban's defense also said they did not trust Amosov Institute's deputy chief physician Oleksandr Berehovyi.

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