Balukh has sore kidneys and increased swelling. Parcels were limited to the prisoner of the Kremlin

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
19 July 2019, 14:22
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
19 July 2019, 14:22

The political prisoner Ukrainian Volodymyr Balukh, kept in the Russian colony in the city of Torzhok, Tver Region, has kidney pains and increased swelling.

His lawyer, Olga Dinze, informed about his state of health after visiting the Kremlin prisoner, the Crimean Human Rights Group reported.

According to the lawyer, the prison administration refuses to allow an independent doctor and psychologist to the Ukrainian.

Dinze also said that it was impossible for Balukh to receive the foodstuffs necessary after the hunger strike, since receiving parcels is now very limited due to the transfer of the Ukrainian to the chamber-type premises.

We only managed to pass him (Volodymyr Balukh - ed.) new glasses. We continue to declare admission of specialists - a doctor and a psychologist - to the colony, as well as establish the circumstances related to Balukh’s citizenship, - the lawyer said.

У политзаключенного Владимира Балуха в российской колонии ухудшилось состояние здоровья, но диагноз ему до сих пор не...

Опубліковано Crimean Human Rights Group Четвер, 18 липня 2019 р.

The administration of the colony transferred the Ukrainians to the chamber-type premises as a punishment for “willful violation of the established order”. The rights of people kept in the CTP are significantly narrowed; within six months they can receive only one parcel or package and one parcel post.

On July 15, Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmila Denisova reported that one of the outcomes of the negotiations with her Russian counterpart, Tatyana Moskalkova, was an agreement to consider the admission of independent doctors for examining Ukrainians illegally convicted in Russia, including Volodymyr Balukh.