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 Russia's ignorance of Klykh's health is cruel and inhuman, - Amnesty International

International human rights organization Amnesty International calls for an examination of Ukrainian citizen Stanislav Klykh by an independent medical expert.

This was announced by Censor.NET citing the press service of the organization.

Russian authorities should investigate serious statements about tortures by law enforcement agencies and denial of access to lawyers, Director for Europe and Central Asia of Amnesty International John Dalhuisen said after the appeal hearing in the case in Moscow.

Ignoring Klykh's health condition despite facts of his vulnerability is cruel and inhuman, Dalhuisen said. He stressed that Klykh should be examined by an independent medical expert as soon as possible.

According to the director, numerous violations of fair trial and unconvincing evidence by the prosecution attest to the fabrication of the case.

Read more: Just another farce in Russian kangaroo court, - Poroshenko on Karpiuk and Klykh's sentence


Amnesty International stated that tortures negatively affected mental health of Klykh, who looked anxious during the whole process which started in October 2015.

In November 2015 Klykh cut himself with a razor blade protesting against the authorities' refusal to conduct his medical examination. In October 2015 he stated he did not remember his birth date and asked to be represented by Russian pop star Stas Mikhaylov.

All inquiries on independent psychiatric expertise for Klykh have been rejected. The court found him capable of responding to questions.

Amnesty International said that prior to tortures, the prisoner had no psychiatric diseases in his medical background.

Read more: "I do not believe in justice in our case", "It's going nowhere", - Russian-held Ukrainian political prisoners Karpiuk and Klykh

Earlier, the court of Grozny (Russia) convicted two citizens of Ukraine May 19. Chechnya's Supreme Court sentenced Karpiuk to 22 years and six months in a high-security prison and Klykh to 20 years in prison May 26. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation dismissed the appeal of Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh against their confinement June 14.

Feb. 17, 2016, Russian Human Rights Center Memorial recognized citizens of Ukraine Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh political prisoners whom Russia was unlawfully holding in prison. According to human rights activists, the indictment in this case was made with violations and described nonexistent crimes. Source: /n412392


 
 
 
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