Cousin says political prisoner Oleg Sentsov's 87-day hunger strike has brought him ‘near the end’
Natalia Kaplan, the cousin of Oleg Sentsov (the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker now 87 days into a hunger strike), says Sentsov’s health is now “catastrophically bad.” Kaplan says she received a letter from her cousin through his lawyer, where Sentsov claims to be bedridden and “near the end.” She says her cousin told her that he’s living in an “information vacuum” and isn’t receiving any correspondence. He apparently even asked if anyone has shown interest in his hunger strike, which has generated news headlines around the world.
Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service insists that Sentsov’s condition is “satisfactory,” and says he’s receiving treatment for his health. The inmate’s lawyer, Dmitry Dinze, previously warned that his client is in serious danger.