Illegally imprisoned civilian journalist Iryna Danilovych went on a dry hunger strike because the occupation administration of the detention center does not provide her with the necessary medical care.
Iryna announced this in her statement and said that she has been suffering from hearing problems for 4 months, her condition is rapidly deteriorating, and the symptoms may indicate a microstroke.
The occupation judge and the head of the pre-trial detention center are aware of Danilovich’s health condition, but the woman continues to be transported from Simferopol to Feodosia to familiarize herself with the audio materials of the so-called “case”. During one of these transportations, Iryna fainted at least once, so she wrote a statement demanding that she be provided with the necessary treatment and that the familiarization be postponed.
“I demand to stop the abuse of me and declare a dry hunger strike from 21.03.23, 08:00, until the moment I am diagnosed and begin treatment, or until my biological death,” the political prisoner wrote in her statement.
Without providing medical care and the necessary examination to political prisoners, the occupiers have already tortured Ukrainian citizens Konstantin Shiring and Dzhemil Gafarov, who died in a Russian prison. Ignoring the illnesses of illegally imprisoned persons and refusing to provide them with treatment is a severe violation of humanitarian law and is tantamount to torture!
The Mission is outraged by the treatment of Ukrainian citizen Irina Danilovich and demands that the Russian Federation immediately release the citizen journalist. We draw the attention of the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the inhumane treatment of Irina and the violation of her fundamental rights and freedoms.
We call on the international community to condemn the actions of the Russian Federation and the occupation administrations of Crimea under its control and to continue political and diplomatic pressure on the aggressor country. Only de-occupation will put an end to the abuse of Ukrainian citizens and return peaceful and free life to the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula!