Wife and daughter of political prisoner Prykhodko beaten in Crimea

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Canan Kevser
04 January 2021, 12:31
Canan Kevser
04 January 2021, 12:31

Political prisoner Oleh Prykhodko’s wife and daughter were attacked and beaten up in Russian-occupied Crimea.

Prykhodko’s relatives were beaten by unknown individuals near their house, Leader of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda Party Oleh Tiahnybok reported on social media.

“Today, our friend has significant health problems. He has almost lost hearing and vision. His chronic illnesses have worsened. Meanwhile, Putin’s prosecutors demand that he must be imprisoned for 11 years in a maximum-security prison on charges of terrorism,” Tiahnybok noted.

Former Kremlin prisoner, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov also informed about the beating of Prykhodko’s relatives in the occupied Crimea.

“They were beaten up near their house for the public support for a political prisoner – father and husband,” Oleg Sentsov wrote.

Background

Oleh Prykhodko, a native of Crimea, headed the Saky town organization of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda Party before the occupation of Crimea.

After 2014, when Russia illegally invaded Crimea, he couldn’t leave the peninsula because of the health conditions of his relatives.

In October 2019, Moscow special services together with the representatives of the local occupation “administration” abducted and imprisoned Oleh Prykhodko.

In April 2020, he was taken to the territory of the Russian Federation, to the Rostov pre-trial detention center No.1, where he was placed in solitary confinement.

On December 29, 2020, the court of military appeals in the Russian city of Vlasykha extended Prykhodko’s arrest until March 16.