Moskalkova has named a 39-day hunger strike after medical starvation
The Commissioner for human rights under the President of Russia Tatyana Moskalkova has compared the hunger strike film Director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a sentence in colony Yamal “polar bear”, from medical starvation. She said this in an interview with “Novaya Gazeta”.
According to her, she receives daily from the Commissioner for human rights in the region Anatoly Saca reports with photos on the status of the prisoner.
The Ombudsman has accused the Commissioner for human rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Lyudmila Denisova in delaying the process of visiting the Ukrainian and Russian prisoners. According to Moskalkova, her Ukrainian colleagues engaged in provocation.
In response Denisov accused Moscow of sabotaging the arrangements. She suspects that Sentsov can force-feed, and reliable information about the state of his health from the Ukrainian side. After the hunger strike began, the Director said that it will abandon force-feeding and ready to die. All this time his condition is known only from official Russian sources.
Sentsov announced an indefinite hunger strike on 14 may. He intends to stop it only after the Russian colony will be relieved of all Ukrainian political prisoners. In the Kremlin has noted that you know about the hunger strike. but it will not affect the clemency process.
The Director was detained may 10, 2014 on charges of arson of offices of the “Russian community of Crimea” and “United Russia”, as well as preparing terrorist acts in Crimea. According to investigators, he and his colleagues were going to blow up several sites in Simferopol. Sentsov denies his guilt. In August 2015 he was sentenced to 20 years in a strict regime.