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Italy requests Russia to report onSentsovscondition

Italy requests Russia to report onSentsovscondition

Radio Svoboda
GuillermoPicci, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, asked to report on the condition of OlegSentsov, during a telephone call with his Russian colleague AleksandrGrushko. Reads the message on the website of the Italian MFA.
The conversation took place onAugust 16.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs AleksandrGrushkoassuredPicci,the Deputy of the State Secretary that the health condition of the Ukrainian filmmaker hunger striking in the protest is under permanent monitoring. There is no risk to his life.Sentsovhas access to all necessary aid, reads the message.
Reportedly, OlegSentsovwas detained by Russian intelligence agencies in Crimea on May 2014. Later he was sentenced to 20 years of the colony under the accusation of terrorist activity on the territory of Crimea. Oleg does not admit his guilt.

Sentsovdeclared a hunger strike with a requirement to release all Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation.
At the end of June,LudmylaDenisovaclaimed that a priest wasnt allowed to visitSentsov.
Reportedly,Kolchenkodeclared a hunger strike on May 31, requiring the release of OlegSentsov. He had to suspend thestrike, as he got very weak.
KolchenkoandSentsovwere detained by Russian intelligence services in Crimeain May2014. They were accused of the organization of a terrorist act on the peninsula.Kolchenkowassentencedto 10 years of the colony,Sentsovto 20 years. Both are denying theirguilt.

Recently,Sentsovslawyer stated on the deterioration of his condition. He has a very low hemoglobin, which led to anemia, as well as a very low pulse. Oleg has a bad heart, he was asked twice to be taken to a hospital.
However, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia inYamalo-Nenets County claimed that the medical staff examinesSentsovon daily basis, and his condition is satisfactory. Furthermore, according to the lawyer of the political prisoner, the Chief Doctor of the Hospital inLabytnangicity was threatening OlegSentsovby tying up and drugginghim with medicine and artificial nutrition.
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