Denisov demands to provide proper conditions for more than five thousand Ukrainian citizens in penitentiary institutions of the Russian Federation

Денисова требует обеспечить надлежащие условия для более пяти тысяч украинских граждан в пенитенциарных учреждениях РФ

An outbreak of coronavirus in prison №5 Rostov region, where illegally detained Ukrainian political prisoners Eskander the Abdulganiev and Arsen Bhairav is a consequence of failure to comply with quarantine measures, said Parliament Commissioner for human rights Lyudmila Denisova 16 Jun in Facebook.

Conditions in Russian prisons, which is now illegally detained more than five thousand citizens of Ukraine do not meet international standards for the treatment of prisoners, they are not appropriately sanitized, it is impossible to adhere to social distance due to overcrowding, said the Ombudsman.

“I constantly get complaints from relatives and prisoners that the prison administration of the aggressor country does not provide them the basic means of individual protection, medical masks, gloves and antiseptics”, – I wrote to Denisov.

Given the fact that many political prisoners a critical condition, flash coronavirus infection can have fatal consequences for their lives, she said.

“I appeal to the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova with the requirement to protect the rights of citizens of Ukraine, namely to provide appropriate conditions of detention and the provision of quality medical care in accordance with the provisions of the standard Minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners approved by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, taking into account the recommendations of the world health organization and the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture from 25.03.2020,” – said Denisov.

She called on representatives of international human rights organizations to increase pressure on Russia to force it to respect the rights of citizens of Ukraine.

On the outbreak of coronavirus infection in prison №5 in Rostov-on-don, where political prisoners Crimean Tatars Arsen Bhairav and Eskender the Abdulganiev – defendants in the so-called krasnogvardejskij the case “Hizbut-Tahrir”, became known on June 15.

Russia annexed Crimea after the military blockade of military units and illegal referendum on 16 March 2014. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is not recognised by Ukraine and most countries of the world. In the moment between mainland Ukraine and the Crimea there is an access control regime, and Kiev de facto controls the Peninsula.

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