11:13 29.11.2018

Ukrainian ombudsman demands Russia provide documents on Sentsov's, Balukh's health

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Ukrainian ombudsman demands Russia provide documents on Sentsov's, Balukh's health

The Verkhovna Rada's Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova has requested that Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova and Russian Presidential Human Rights Council Chairman Mikhail Fedotov provide official documents on actual health status of Ukrainian political prisoners Oleh Sentsov and Volodymyr Balukh being held in Russia.

"I always hear the Russian side claiming that they are in 'stable condition', but I need official documents, which would confirm that. I demanded that Fedotov and Moskalkova provide official documents on actual health status of Sentsov and Balukh," Denisova said on her Facebook account on Wednesday.

She said she constantly receives alarming reports about condition of Ukrainian convicts in Russia and noted that Sentsov and Balukh had ended their lengthy hunger strikes, which resulted in serious irreversible changes in their internal organs.

In addition, the rights of Roman Sushchenko, Stanyslav Klykh, Pavlo Hryb and "all of our other political prisoners" are being violated, she said.

"I called on Tatyana Moskalkova and Mikhail Fedotov to take measures aimed at restoring the violated rights of our citizens, in particular, the rights to proper incarceration conditions and medical assistance, the rights to correspondence, protection and fair trial," Denisova said.

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