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 Jailers Torture Lutsenko by Gradually Pushing him to Death, Say His Comrades

The Party of People's Self Defense (of which Lutsenko is the leader) considers the actions of the State Penitentiary Service (SPS) torture of former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko by gradually bringing it to death.

The party's release states that "By not treating Lutsenko and failing to provide basic medical care has led to a critical state of health of the prisoner. Weekly reports of Lutsenko's good health turned out to be lies after the report on the need for surgical intervention because of polyps found in the ex-Minister's body."

The party considers that tumors detected by doctors of Chernihiv oblast hospital on December 5, two months after the examination of Lutsenko in the same health facility, may have a negative impact on the ex-minister. "Information of the oblast hospital's physicians on the presence of polyps in Lutsenko's sigmoid colon and rectum confirms fears of Iryna Lutsenko regarding the new diseases her husband acquired in prison," says the document.

Associates of former Interior Minister note with reference to experts, that most likely the complications of polyps are degeneration into a malignant tumor, bleeding, bowel obstruction and failure, and in the case of diffuse polyposis the only real chance of saving the patient's life is the timely implementation of radical surgery.

The press service of the party considers such actions of the SPS a "torture by slowly bringing a person to death by a lack of treatment."

It was earlier reported that on December 6 Lutsenko was returned to Menska penal colony by the decision of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine.

On December 3, the ex-minister was transferred from Menska colony to Chernihiv Oblast hospital for examination. On 5 December the media reported that the doctors found a polyp that formed many years ago in the intestine of the former official.


 
 
 
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