SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

In the cell of the Kremlin’s prisoner Volodymyr Balukh in the Simferopol jail, video surveillance has been installed, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz informed.

According to him, such methods are practiced in special cases, when prisoner has a resonant case.

"Video surveillance has been installed in his cell. Such methods are practiced in special cases. Given his resonant case and the fact that he is public - it irritates management,” he said.

Chiygoz noted that Balukh is daily checked. However, despite the "difficult situation", he continues his hunger strike.

Earlier it became known that the Kremlin-controlled Razdolnensky District Court in the occupied Crimea extended the measure of restraint to Volodymyr Balukh. Thus, he will be in prison until August 18.

Previously, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted a significant deterioration in the health of Volodymyr Balukh.

Reference: Balukh declared an indefinite hunger strike, protesting against the verdict of the court, which sentences him to 3 years and 7 months of imprisonment for a civil position. Volodymyr Balukh will serve time in the colony-settlement. The Ukrainian activist was taken into custody in the courthouse.

QHA