To Sentsov in the colony did not let the priest

К Сенцову в колонию не пустили священника

Oleg Sentsov is in prison the polar bear

Irina Gerashchenko tried to give Oleg Sentsov letter through father Gregory, Bishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church.

The Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, starving the 79th day of the Russian colony polar bear in the Arctic circle, was not allowed a clergyman.

This was announced by first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, the representative of the humanitarian sub-group of the trilateral Contact group on the Donbas Irina Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook on Tuesday, July 31.

According to her, she tried to give the priest a letter Sentsov.

“To Sentsov refused to let the priest Tried to give Oleg a letter. Tens of my emails forwarded, sent, passed through lawyers and others, there was never any answer. Perhaps they never came to Oleg”, – wrote Gerashchenko and added that first He was not allowed the Ukrainian Ombudsman, and now a priest.

“Complete isolation, including the information,” she concluded.

Parliament Commissioner for human rights Lyudmila Denisova also reacted to the non-admission of the priest to Sentsov.

“Today, it has not made priest father Gregory, Bishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church. (…) It is obvious that any reaction of the authorities of the Russian Federation in the name of Oleg Sentsov so emphatic – “do not let go!”, – I wrote to the Ombudsman in Facebook.

According to her, the head of the Federal service for Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district Novikov at the time decided not to allow her to Sentsov.

Recall that on 14 may, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov announced an indefinite hunger strike, demanding the release of Ukrainian prisoners in Russia.

Oleg Sentsov was convicted in Russia in August 2015 for 20 years the colony of strict regime on charges of planning terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea. He pleads not guilty.

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