Klykh was in a coma in Sept, no reliable information about his health - lawyer
Ukrainian Stanislav Klykh, who is imprisoned in Russia, spent six days in a coma, his mother said. At the same time, lawyer Ilya Novikov says it happened in September.
"The health of Ukrainian Stanislav Klykh imprisoned in Russia has sharply deteriorated. He spent six days in a coma," reads a statement posted on the website Crimea.Realities late on Thursday, November 9, citing Klykh's mother.
At the same time, Crimean resident, civil activist Olha Afanasyeva added that the coma had been caused by the medicines that were given to Klykh in a psychiatric clinic.
"I talked with his mother. She has recently visited him, and he is really in a very serious condition. He was taken to a psychiatric clinic, where they stuffed him with medicines. He spent six days in a coma, he has bedsores. His mother is very upset. She says that maybe now he can still be saved…... It's about saving his life," she said.
Later on Friday, November 10, lawyer Novikov wrote on Twitter that Klykh was in a coma in September and that now he was in bad condition.
"As for Stanislav Klykh, the news that he fell into a coma refer to September. There is no reliable information about his current condition, but it cannot be good in any case. Stas is seriously ill," he said.
On May 26, 2016, the Chechen Supreme Court sentenced two Ukrainian citizens, Mykola Karpiuk and Stanyslav Klykh, to 22.5 and 20 years of imprisonment, respectively. According to the verdict, Karpiuk is to serve the first ten years of his sentence in jail, while Klykh will serve the first nine years in jail, after which they will be transferred to a high-security penal colony.
On October 26, 2016, the Russian Supreme Court upheld the sentences handed out to the Ukrainians convicted in the case involving the fighting in the first Chechen campaign on the side of the UNA-UNSO organization, which is banned in Russia.
In March 2017, Klykh was transferred from Chechnya to Verkhneuralsk.
In September 2017, he was treated in a psychiatric clinic in Magnitogorsk, Russia.