Ombudsman Denisov was not allowed to Karpyuk

Омбудсмена Денисову не пустили к Карпюку

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner on human rights Lyudmila Denisova today went to the city of Vladimir to visit a prisoner Ukrainian Mykola Karpiuk.

The Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada on human rights Lyudmila Denisova has failed to meet Saturday with the political prisoner Mykola Karpyuk in the Russian Vladimir.

“Filed in Vladimir Central for a meeting with Nicholas Karpuk. I went to the head of the correctional facility and took my statement. He said that now my meeting with Nicholas impossible either as Commissioner or as a private person”, – Denisov wrote on his page in Facebook.

According to her, as the Ombudsman did not allow it, because not received the relevant documents, but as a private person – because it ended time of application.

“However the head of the institution assured me that the statement will be considered at the beginning of the week,” – said the Ombudsman.

According to Denisova, Russian Federation intentionally delaying the process of visiting Ukrainian political prisoners.

“If there were agreements of two presidents Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin – about the possibility of visiting our citizens in prison, it is necessary to reduce the timeframe for completing all documents. Today there is such a correspondence with our consular services, to me to delay the process of visiting political prisoners,” she said.

Denisova also said that on Monday, 18 June, a scheduled meeting with Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova in her office. The ombudsmen will agree on a road map visits.

“I want my colleague Tatyana Moskalkova understood that if we do so will carry a high political arrangement, I don’t know how much time we will visit all political prisoners,” – said Denisov.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian Ombudsman Denisov was not allowed into the colony to Oleg Sentsov. The Russian side suggested to visit Sentsov June 22. Denisova said that the Ukrainian side is not satisfied with the decision.

We will remind, Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislaus Cliche the Supreme court of Chechnya sentenced to 22.5 and 20 years imprisonment. Russian authorities accuse the Ukrainians of Cliche and Karpyuk that they allegedly fought in 1994-1995 against the Russian army on the side of the President of Ichkeria Dzhokhar Dudayev.

According to the foreign Ministry of Ukraine, Russia hold 64 of Ukrainians who were found guilty or those under investigation in prison for political reasons.