Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh, who is detained in Simferopol remand prison in the occupied Crimea, needs medical assistance, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Climent reported, according to the Center for Journalistic Investigations.
“Vladimir Baluh is in pugnacious spirits. He's holding up. The only thing that he several times claimed that he needed medical help in court. He has a headache and shortness of breath. Baluh also asked the court to transfer him under house arrest. His mother is in a very hard situation. She cannot serve herself. She has sick hands and feet as she suffers from polyarthritis”.
The "court" in Crimea did not react to Baluh's requests, according to the expert of the Crimean Human Rights Group Vladimir Chekrygin.
“The court suggested Baluh’s son, who now lives in South America, to arrive and to take care of his grandmother. The wife of Vladimir Baluh helps, but in fact, the sick mother is left alone”.
Reference. On December 8 FSB officials in occupied Crimea came to Serebryanka village where they searched houses of Vladimir Baluh and his mother. Following the search, the Ukrainian activist was detained for the possession of 90 rounds of ammunition and TNT blocks, allegedly found in the attic of his house.
Earlier QHA reported that so-called "Supreme Court" of Crimea dismissed the appeal of the lawyer against the decision on groundlessly extending the detention as a preventive measure for the Crimean farmer Vladimir Baluh. The period of remand in custody is the same, until August 21.