Three Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia are not receiving medical treatment – Denisova

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Three Ukrainian political prisoners, who are being held in SIZO-3 in Novocherkassk in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation, are not receiving medical treatment.

This was reported by UA with reference to the Telegram channel of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova.

These are three political prisoners:

  • 60-year-old Crimean Tatar Enver Omerov needs surgery to treat an acute chronic disease;
  • Eider Japparov after a coronavirus infection has trouble breathing and chest pain, as well as high blood pressure;
  • Riza Omerov needs the help of a dentist.

Political prisoners repeatedly appealed to the SIZO administration, but to no avail.

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Denisova noted that the illegal management of the pre-trial detention center violated the rights to life, health care and medical assistance enshrined in Article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as well as paragraph 22 of the Minimum Standard Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, adopted by UN Economic and Social Council.

“I appeal to the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tetyana Moskalkova with a demand to take urgent measures to restore the rights of Ukrainian citizens, in particular, to immediately conduct a full medical examination followed by appropriate treatment” – Denisova wrote.

Finally, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights appealed to the international community to release Ukrainian political prisoners.

“I call on the international community to pay attention to the violations of the rights of Enver Omerov, Aider Japparov and Riza Omerov, who are being illegally detained in a Russian remand prison; to continue activities aimed at protecting the rights of all Kremlin prisoners and to increase pressure on the occupying country to force an end to violations of international law and to release prisoners immediately” – Denisova said.

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