Date: 9 months ago   Category: Politics

Since the beginning of a hunger strike Balukh has lost about a third of the weight

The Ukrainian activist imprisoned in the Crimea starves since March 19.

C of the beginning of a hunger strike the political prisoner Vladimir Balukh has lost about 30 percent of the weight. According to the Ukrainian's relatives, before arrest Vladimir Balukh weighed about 95 kilograms. Today the Crimean weighs about 60 kilograms, the Crimean human rights group reports.

at the same time Crimean "prosecutor's office" claims that health of the Ukrainian satisfactory. In the official answer "prosecutor's office" has reported to protection of the Ukrainian that "the vital indicators of Balukh are normal and he doesn't need specialized medical aid". "The defendant has refused to give to

explanations about the reasons of a hunger strike including to the supervising prosecutor", - it is noted in the reply of supervisory authority.

Also in the document is specified that "The railway district court of Simferopol" has stopped on August 13, 2018 production according to the petition for parole of the activist who more than 1 year and 8 months is in custody and more than 3 months starves (extremely restrictedly eats food) in protest. The lawyer of Balukh Olga Dinze has reported that protection of the Ukrainian appeals against this decision.

Vladimir Balukh's Mother has visited on August 9 an appointment with the son in item IVS. Spacious. She has told that during the hunger strike Vladimir has strongly lost weight and looks very bad. the Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh Imprisoned in the Crimea continues by

an indefinite hunger strike on which he had gone on March 19, 2018.

Balukh's Protection and human rights activists are convinced that he has fallen a victim of repressions for the pro-Ukranian position - because of a flag of Ukraine which he has hung out on the house.

In July, 2018 the same court has sentenced Balukh to 5 years of standard regime penal colony and a penalty of 10 thousand rubles on the second criminal case - about disorganization of work of a temporary detention center. These proceedings against Balukh were initiated because of the statement of the chief of the pre-trial detention center in the settlement Spacious Valery Tkachenko who has said that Balukh has beaten him. At the same time the activist and his protection say that Tkachenko has attacked him.

brought on August 6 Balukh in a temporary detention center to the settlement Spacious where he has continued to study the criminal case file about "disorganization of work of IVS".



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