A Ukrainian poisoned in a Russian prison because of Islam-Denisova

01 June, 11:23
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Ukrainian Hennadiy Lymeshko, who is being held in a Russian penal colony, is being systematically harassed for converting to Islam. This was stated by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova.

"Illegally convicted citizen of Ukraine Hennadiy Limeshko, who is serving his sentence in FKU-IK-6 SIN of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Stavropol Territory, is being systematically harassed by employees of the Correctional Institution where he is being held, "she said. This is reported by "Ukrainska Pravda".

As it became known, the colony's operatives exert psychological pressure on Hennadiy because he converted to Islam. From their side, there are threats that after serving his sentence, Hennadiy will be sent to fight in Syria, because he allegedly "supports terrorism and ISIS."

Also, employees of the colony unreasonably take away his permitted things and clothes."

Denisova notes that biased attitude and bullying on the part of the colony staff leads to a deterioration of Hennadiy's psychoemotional state, which contradicts the guaranteed international standards of treatment of convicted persons held in places of deprivation of liberty.

In particular, article 3 of the convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, according to which no one may be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. And Article 6 of the minimum standard rules for the treatment of prisoners approved by the UN Economic and Social Council.

Denisova called on the Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova to take appropriate measures to restore the rights of our citizen.

Hennadiy Lymeshko was detained by law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation in August 2017 and convicted by the so-called "Sudak City Court of the Republic of Crimea" in May 2018 for allegedly illegal manufacture and storage of explosives.