There have been no letters from Kremlin prisoner Oleg Prykhodko for two months now

Присяжнюк Владислава
10:57, 13 October
There have been no letters from Kremlin prisoner Oleg Prykhodko for two months now
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Lyubov Prykhodko, the wife of Oleg Prykhodko, a political prisoner from the occupied Crimea, has not received letters from her husband for two months now.

She told QIRIM.News about it.

She noted that after her husband was transferred from the Rostov pre-trial detention center to the Vladimir Central (a prison in the Vladimir region of Russia), there was no feedback from her husband.

"We have already written two letters to him. I look in the mailbox every day, but there are no letters. My daughter and I will continue to write to him until he answers", - she said.

Lyubov Prykhodko stressed that she could not go to her husband in the Volodymyr region due to an unbearable fine for their family in the amount of 110 non-taxable minimum incomes (over 40 thousand hryvnias).

In turn, the ombudswoman Lyudmila Denisova noted that the administration of the Vladimir Central violates the rights of Oleg Prykhodko, who was transferred there at the end of July this year.

"Such actions by the administration of the penal colony are a gross violation of his right to communicate with the outside world, which is guaranteed by paragraph 37 of the Minimum Standard Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners", - she said.

Denisova demanded that the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Tatiana Moskalkova, urgently ensure that the rights of Ukrainians are respected.

She also called on representatives of international human rights organizations and diplomatic corps to “immediately respond to gross violations of the rights of Ukrainian citizens to life, personal liberty and security, as well as communication, which are guaranteed by international conventions undertaken by the aggressor country”.

What is known

  • On October 9, 2019, Oleg Prykhodko, a Crimean citizen, was detained by the occupying FSS on the peninsula. The occupation court accuses Prikhodka of preparing terrorist attacks on the peninsula. Prikhodko rejects the accusation and claims that he was imprisoned for his pro-Ukrainian position.
  • On March 3, 2021, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don illegally sentenced Oleg Prykhodko to 5 years in a maximum security prison and a fine of 110,000 rubles for allegedly "illegal production of explosives, attempted terrorist act, and preparation for arson of the Consulate General." Russia in Lviv in the summer of 2019".
  • On May 17, 2021, the Vlasikha Military Court of Appeal of the Moscow Region rejected Prikhodko's appeal against the illegal preliminary decision of the court of first instance, in the absence of any reliable evidence of the Ukrainian's guilt.