Ukrainian sailors in the Crimea declared a hunger strike

Украинские моряки в Крыму объявили голодовку

Detained Ukrainian sailors are not allowed lawyers, the complaints of the administration of Crimea does not react, says human rights activist Eden Semelai.

Seamen of the Ukrainian vessel yamk-0041 detained off the coast of the annexed Crimea, refused to eat. This was announced by the attorney Eden Semelai.

“According to the mother of one of sailors, they refuse to eat and are in desperate uncertainty,” wrote Semelai on his page in Facebook on Sunday evening, June 24.

According to him, the arrested sailors are not allowed lawyers, the complaints of the administration of Crimea does not react.

“We continue to work for the release of Ukrainian sailors from “captivity”, – said Semelai.

We will remind, on may 4, the Russian patrol ship, the Amethyst was detained in the Black sea Ukrainian ship yamk-0041, which allegedly led an illegal catch of flounder. It was alleged that five Ukrainians detained “in the exclusive economic zone of Russia” near the Crimean Cape Tarkhankut.

Later it became known that the court has arrested the captain yamk-0041. The Ukrainian faces up to five years of imprisonment.

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