Health of the Defendant in the “Ukrainian Saboteurs Case” Andrey Zakhtey Deteriorates – Wife

November 6, 2019

The health and morale of the defendant of “Ukrainian saboteurs case” Andrey Zakhtey, who is currently being held in a Simferopol colony in occupied Crimea, has worsened. This was reported to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center by his wife Oksana Zakhtey, who is on her way to visit Andrey.

"His health is not better, but worse … it's a prison. It’s hard to talk about morale, of course, he’s depressed, he’s upset that he didn’t get included in the exchange list … And you understand why …", the spouse said.

At the moment, Oksana Zakhtey is on her way to visit her husband.

Earlier, Oksana Zakhtey reported that only half of the painkillers she brings are allowed in the colony. The woman noted that those medicaments that she manages to pass to her husband, eliminate only the symptoms of chronic diseases, but do not treat. She also reported that, in addition to chronic diseases, Andrey's vision deteriorated and he was tormented by headaches.

Previously, Andrey Zakhtey was detained on August 7, 2016, on suspicion of preparing sabotage in the Crimea. On February 16, 2018, the Supreme “court” of Crimea sentenced him to 6 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony and issued a fine of 220 thousand rubles. Zakhtey was accused of crimes under Part 1 of Art. 30 – part 2 of article 281 (preparation for sabotage), part 3 of article 222 (illegal trafficking in weapons or ammunition), Art. 324 (acquisition and sale of official documents and state awards) and Art. 327 (forgery, manufacture or sale of forged documents) of the Criminal Code of Russia.