25 March 2019, 10:48

Pavel Grib demands due quality of medical examination

The Ukrainian citizen Pavel Grib, convicted for incitement to a terror act in a Sochi school, demanded to undergo a medical examination in the presence of independent experts and the Ukrainian Ombudsperson, Leonid Petrashis, the head of the Public Oversight Commission (POC) of the Rostov Region, who has visited Grib at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), has announced.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 22, a court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Pavel Grib to six years in prison, finding him guilty of inciting his female acquaintance to commit a terror act in a Sochi school. It was reported that after sentencing, Grib went on a hunger strike. However, Mr Petrashis refuted this information, stating that Pavel continued eating.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine has protested against the sentence to Grib and demanded to return him to his homeland. The term in the colony threatens his life, said Lyudmila Denisova, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

On March 23, Leonid Petrashis, the head of the Rostov Regional POC, with his colleagues, visited SIZO No. 4, where he held a personal reception of the inmates, including Pavel Grib. According to Mr Petrashis, Grib had not gone on a hunger strike and continued eating; he just refused eating the prison meals, preferring his own foodstuffs.

According to Leonid Petrashis, Grib told him that he would go on a hunger strike, believing that "doctors had examined him incorrectly."

Pavel Grib insists to undergo his medical examination in the presence of independent experts and Lyudmila Denisova, the Ukrainian Ombudsperson.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 24, 2019 at 07:52 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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