Gazeta.ua cites the attorney stating that "He has such a medical condition that requires him to be taken away from the State Penitentiary Service and be adequately treated, in connection with the disease that he has instead of hiding the diagnoses that have previously been established by experts," he told reporters on Friday in Chernihiv after the hearing of the Chernihiv oblast Court of Appeals.
Bahanets noted that even members of the medical service of the Chernihiv oblast SPS who were questioned at the hearing of Menskyy court confirmed that Lutsenko's diagnoses established during his stay in Lukianovka detention center have not been refuted.
"And he has been diagnosed with - cirrhosis, hepatitis, portal hypertension and other illnesses that fall under the list of diagnoses, under which a person cannot serve his sentence in a prison environment," he added.
The defender said that in such a situation the SPS was obliged to submit representation in court to release Lutsenko from punishment for health reasons.
"They refused my request to do so. So we went to court that he made a decision in accordance with the requirements of the new Code," he said.