The Commissioner sent a letter to the head of the Ministry of justice of Russia on Sentsov

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated in fotobanka Sentsov. Archival photoThe Commissioner sent a letter to the head of the Ministry of justice of Russia on Sentsov© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated the image Bank

The European Commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera jourova, sent the head of Ministry of justice of Russia Alexander Konovalov letter with an appeal to reconsider the case and release from prison of convicted terrorism Oleg Sentsov, said RIA Novosti in the press service of Yurova.

«I urge you to reconsider the case on humanitarian grounds and taking into account Russia’s international obligations in the field of human rights and release Mr. Sentsov», — stated in the message.

The Commissioner called Konovalova to provide access to Sentsov representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, including the Ombudsman.

Sentsov was sentenced by the court 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. His condition is satisfactory, he does not complain about doctors and takes daily nutrient mixture, according to the website of the FPS in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district. According to the report, Sentsov refused to supportive therapy and medical care. He is under the supervision of medical staff in the case of the deterioration will be immediately sent to the hospital.

The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova last week reported that the deteriorating health condition of Sentsov not observed. According to her, doctors daily make conclusions about his condition.

In turn, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov stressed that, when discussing a possible pardon Sentsov, we must not forget that he was convicted under article «terrorism» for the preparation of an explosion in the Crimea, and noted that regarding the humanitarian aspects of these issues still need to follow first and foremost to the norms of Russian legislation.

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