The Russian court granted the petition of Prykhodko’s defense on the transfer of medicines

September 23, 2020

On Tuesday, September 22, the Southern District Military Court of the Russian Federation granted the petition of the defense of the pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko on the issue of the delivery of medicines, which the administration of the Russian pre-trial detention center has not transferred for more than two weeks. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

“Next, the protocol of Sheikhmambetov’s lawyer on the violation of human rights in the detention facility was read. Prykhodko suffers from diseases of the genitourinary system, the medicines sent to him by his wife were not transferred, despite the fact that he has the right to parcels and medical assistance. This is torture. The petition demands to transfer the parcel and medicines to the defendant”,- the message said.

It is noted that the court granted the petition for the delivery of medicines, but refused the petition for the violation of human rights in the pre-trial detention center.

We remind that on February 8, 2019, Russian security officials searched the dwelling of pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko in the village of Orikhove, Saky District.

On October 9, 2019, Russian security officials again broke into Oleg Prykhodko’s dwelling and kidnapped him. On October 10, a search was conducted in his dwelling, during which the man was detained. His wife Liubov Prykhodko was also detained. The activist is accused of “terrorism" and “manufacture of explosives.” The woman was detained as a witness, but later released. On October 10, the so-called Kyiv District Court arrested Oleg Prykhodko until December 10. Later Prykhodko’s DNA samples were illegally taken. According to lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov, this was done for the purpose of falsifying evidence. The political prisoner had his measure of restraint repeatedly extended.