The Ukrainian citizen, who is serving punishment in the occupied Crimea, has announced a dry hunger-strike in connection with the intention of the Russian authorities to transport him to the territory of the Russian Federation. Lawyer Edem Semedlyayev has informed this at his Facebook page.
«Today, I have received at my address an appeal of citizen of Ukraine, convict A.A. Luhin, who remains in the remand prison in Simferopol. On April 26, they plan to transport him to the mainland to serve punishment there. In despair, he is announcing a dry hunger-strike since tomorrow,» – the lawyer has informed.
In the appeal, Luhin has stated that they are forcing the citizenship of the Russian Federation on him against his will, setting artificial obstacles on the way of his extradition to the territory of Ukraine.
The convict has informed that he sees no other legal means to restore his rights as a citizen of Ukraine.
Andrii Luhin was convicted by the verdict of the Court of Appeals of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine, dated September 28, 2010. The court’s decision came into force on May 17, 2012 under the definition of the Supreme Specialized Court of Ukraine.
Important to note, on March 17, 12 convicts were passed to mainland Ukraine from the penitentiary facilities of the occupied Crimea.