Russia must immediately respond to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the admission of Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova to political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, the permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in the Crimea, Boris Babin stated in a commentary to QHA.
“According to the rules of the court, the Russian Federation should immediately react after the court approves the application of rule 39 (ECHR - preliminary judicial measures: on Denisova's admission to Sentsov). It will give the Russians a certain period of response, during this time they must provide their position," Babin said.
According to him, Russia might not comply with the decision of the international judicial body and, thus, violate the ECHR convention.
“We have several cases when they gave knowingly false information on Crimean issues. For example, they took receipts from people telling that they were doing well, and submitted this information to Strasbourg.”
Babin went on saying that Ukraine should document all human rights violations by Russia.
Earlier, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine filed an application to the ECHR demanding to allow the Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova to Oleg Sentsov, as well as provide information about the health status of the political prisoner.
Previously Lyudmila Denisova said that Oleg Sentsov can be forcibly fed. The Ukrainian Ombudsman appealed to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Ivan Oreshnikov, with a request to make a statement on the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian filmmaker to the European Court of Human Rights.
According to Denisova, Sentsov had problems with the heart and kidneys.