Statement of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Liudmyla Denisova

25/06/2018 10:06

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine once again addressed to Russia to grant me an access to Ukrainian political prisoners – citizens of Ukraine held in Russia and on the temporary occupied territory of Crimea.

Information on the state of health of Mr. Oleh Sentsov and Mr. Volodymyr Balukh that comes from different sources is rather controversial: they have been on hunger strike or, on the contrary, they ended it, they are being fed with formula feeding and are putting on weight. The Russian authorities refused to hold an online conference with Oleh. His photos have not been not provided as well.

The Russian Party constantly convinces the world that they are fine. However, their lawyers say the opposite.

All this raises a serious concern and a distrust!

I have to see Mr. Oleh Sentsov and Mr. Volodymyr Balukh, who go on hunger strike, with my own eyes. I also have to meet with Mr. Olexandr Kolchenko, Mr. Stanislav Klykh,
Mr. Roman Sushchenko…

I urge Russia to grant me an immediate access to Ukrainian political prisoners!

 

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rightі

Ms. LiudmylaDenisova