The health of the Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh, who is fasting in Crimea in protest against his sentence, has worsened, according to lawyer of the Kremlin prisoner Olga Dinze.
She provided the corresponding information after visiting her client in the prison of Simferopol. Dinze noted that Balukh had a pinched nerve.
“He has very severe pain in the chest and subscapular muscles. Most likely, he has a pinched nerve,” she said.
Dinze reminded that Balukh has been on a hunger strike for 99 days now, he does not eat, only drinks water.
"He refuses to go for a walk, because he is simply not able to physically," she said.
The lawyer went on saying that the activist was transferred to a new cell. According to Balukh, "the cell is fine, there are no problems with other prisoners".
Earlier it became known that the Kremlin-controlled Razdolnensky District Court in the occupied Crimea extended the measure of restraint to Volodymyr Balukh. Thus, he will be in prison until August 18.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted a significant deterioration in the health of the activist Volodymyr Balukh.
Reference: Balukh declared an indefinite hunger strike, protesting against the verdict of the court, which sentenced him for 3 years and 7 months of imprisonment for his civil position. Volodymyr Balukh will serve time in the colony-settlement. The Ukrainian activist was taken into custody in the courthouse.