"Political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh has been on a hunger strike in the occupied Crimea for more than 80 days now. His life is in danger. We demand him to be released," she wrote.
On Jan 16, 2018, the so-called "Razdolnensky district court of Crimea" sentenced Balukh to 3 years and 7 months in the penal colony settlement and a fine of 10,000 rubles.
Balukh went on a hunger strike on March 19 in protest against his charges which he believes were trumped-up.