MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova has forwarded to the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) a request to permit conducting independent examination of health condition of film director Oleg Sentsov sentenced to 20 years in prison for organizing a terrorist group in Crimea, the ombudsman’s press service has told RAPSI.
On Friday, Moskalkova asked FSIN to let Ukrainian doctors carry out the examination along with Russian medics, the statement reads.
Currently, the condition of convicted Sentsov, who had declared hunger strike, is satisfactory, according to the ombudsman.
Earlier, Moskalkova and Ukraine’s ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova settled two lists of Ukrainian and Russian detainees they would visit. Each list includes 34 persons. Sentsov was included in the Ukrainian list.
Moskalkova in turn is particularly going to visit journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, former military servicemen Maksim Odintsov and Alexander Baranov, and Yelena Odnovol, an activist of the Volunteers of Victory movement. All of them have been charged by Ukrainian authorities with treason.
The North Caucasus District Military Court convicted and sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison in August 2015. Another defendant in the case Alexander Kolchenko received 10 years in prison.
Investigators found that Sentsov started a terrorist group in Crimea, a branch of the Right Sector movement that is banned in Russia. He was allegedly promoting Crimea’s secession from Russia.