Kiev has filed a lawsuit to the ECHR due to violations of the rights of prisoners in Russia Ukrainians

© AFP 2018 / Patrick HertzogЗдание the European court of human rights in Strasbourg. Archival photoKiev has filed a lawsuit to the ECHR due to violations of the rights of prisoners in Russia Ukrainians© 2018 AFP / Patrick Hertzog

Ukraine has filed a lawsuit in the European court of human rights against Russia for violations of the rights of convicted persons in the Russian Ukrainians, said the Deputy Minister of justice, Commissioner for the ECHR Ivan Hazel.

«We just filed a new interstate complaint before the European court of human rights concerning Ukrainian political prisoners,» wrote Hazel on his page in Facebook on Friday evening.

According to him, the statement describes violations for 71 Ukrainian 130 pages out of about 3 thousand pages of additions.

«The Ukrainian government alleges systemic violations by Russia of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely, article 3 (prohibition of torture and degrading conduct); article 5 (personal liberty); article 6 (fair trial); article 8 (respect for private and family life); article 10 (freedom of expression); article 13 (effective remedy); article 18 (prohibition of use permitted in the Convention of restrictions on rights for purposes other than those for which they were provided) in respect of its citizens which Russia pursues political reasons,» added Hazel.

Earlier, the Russian and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agreed that the ombudsmen of the two countries will visit prisoners in the territory of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. In July, the Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova arrived to Ukraine to visit a prisoner Maxim Odintsov, but it did not allow him, citing a lack of necessary documents.

Earlier in July Moskalkova reported that they with his Ukrainian counterpart Lyudmila Denisova exchange requests, the dialogue through correspondence. Russian Ombudsman stated that constantly receives letters from Denisova.

In Russia, the Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years on charges of organizing terrorist acts in the Crimea. This sentence to ten years in prison he was also convicted an accomplice of Sentsov, Alexander Kolchenko. Two more defendants in the case, Alexey Chirny and Gennady Afanasiev, received seven years in prison. In mid-may Sentsov went on hunger strike. Sentsov is being monitored by health workers at the facility where he is serving a sentence, and doctors labytnangskoy city hospital. The Federal penitentiary service of Russia reported on Thursday that his condition is not critical.

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