The Board of pardons rejected both petitions for pardon.

Комиссия по вопросам помилования отклонила оба ходатайства о помиловании Сенцова

The Commission concerning pardon in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (YANAO) has received two petitions for pardon of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. Were they not both taken into consideration, “Interfax”.

As explained in the Commission of a petition sent by the mother of Sentsov and the Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea Clement was addressed to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and was forwarded to the Commission on questions of pardon in the YANAO administration of the President.

“We reiterate that the Commission on pardons has received two applications, but both are not from Oleg Sentsov. The clemency petition must be written personally Sentsov, so petitions are not accepted”, – said the press service of the Governor of the district.

Also today, Wednesday 15 August, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the allegations of the Russian authorities on the issue of pardon Sentsov unfounded.

“You know that there is current legislation, and you know that to use the phrase “denied clemency” is probably incorrect from a legal point of view, because there was no pardon”, he said.

The head of the international human rights organization “Agora” Pavel Chikov stated that Sentsov not going to write a petition for clemency.

We will remind, sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years of imprisonment for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov hunger strike for 94 days. He went on hunger strike on 14 may this year.

Its main requirement for the Russian authorities to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russian prisons.

According to the latest information, Sentsov going through the 3rd crisis and his health is in critical condition. Earlier the lawyer Sentsov Dmitry Dinze said that he lost 30 lbs. Started having problems with heart, kidneys and liver.

According to the doctors, the 4th crisis, which is characterized by organ failure, can occur at any moment.

At the same time in Russia claim that Sentsov is awake, reading books, watching TV and so on.

On Tuesday, August 14, Sentsov was attended by Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetova. She said that Sentsov calls your status “predcitions”.

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