EU asks Moscow to handle hunger striking director

EU asks Moscow to handle hunger striking director

World August 10, 2018 12:45

brussels - The EU is deeply concerned about the health of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is detained in Western Siberia and has been on a hunger strike since 14 May. In a press statement, the European Commission of Russia says 'to be expected' that the 42-year-old filmmaker receives appropriate medical treatment in a hospital.

'According to reports, the health of Sentsov is rapidly deteriorating', said the spokesperson for EU foreign chef Federica Mogherini. She points to the 'urgent' appeal to the Moscow European Court of Human Rights more than two weeks ago to immediately arrange hospital admission. The judges in Strasbourg then also asked the director to accept a life-saving treatment.

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