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 EU calls Russia to release Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb immediately

The European Union condemned the verdict of the Russian court regarding the Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb to six years imprisonment on the grounds of "promoting terrorism".

Censor.NET reports citing EU statement.

The document reminds that Pavlo Hryb, a 20-year old Ukrainian citizen who suffers from a disabling and serious medical condition, was abducted from Belarus by the Russian authorities in August 2017. Since then he has been illegally detained in Russia without any substantiated charges, and his health condition continues to be worrying.

The EU expects Mr Hryb to be immediately released and granted access to the special medical treatment he needs. For so long as he remains in detention, Ukrainian doctors must be allowed to see him as required by a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.

North Caucasian district military court on Friday sentenced Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb to six years in a penal colony for "promoting terrorism."

Aug. 24, 2017, Pavlo Hryb, aged 19, left for Belorussian city Gomel to see a girl he met on social media, without knowing her personally, his father told. The girl was supposed to come from Russia. Pavlo was to return home on the same day, but he didn't. His father went to search for his son in Gomel the next day and found out that Pavlo was on the wanted list by the Russian FSB for an alleged terrorist attack.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3118082