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Russian citizen released from Ukrainian prison will undergo medical rehabilitation

10 March 2017

With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, a Russian citizen released from a Ukrainian prison will undergo the necessary treatment at a clinic in Moscow.

Earlier the High Commissioner received a request from pensioner K. The old lady asked the federal ombudsman to provide assistance in obtaining medical care for her son B., who had been illegally held for 2.5 years in detention centers in Ukraine.

In December 2016, the efforts of the High Commissioner, as well as Russian and foreign human rights defenders resulting in returning B. to the territory of the Russian Federation.

The long period of detention in Ukraine has negatively affected health of the man. The High Commissioner peitioned the Head of the Moscow Healthcare Department with a request to assist citizen B. in undergoing hospital treatment at one of the city’s hospitals.

In late February, the executive body notified the High Commissioner that the injured Russian would be sent to a medical center of Moscow.

Thus, with the assistance of the High Commissioner, a Russian citizen who had spent 2.5 years in a Ukrainian prison will undergo the necessary medical rehabilitation.

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