Another political prisoner needs a surgery – Lubinets on Iryna Danylovych
The Russian occupation authorities are not providing proper medical care to two Crimean political prisoners, said Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights.
Namely, this pertains to citizen journalist Iryna Danylovych, who had previously ended her dry hunger strike after being promised treatment. She is suffering from otitis and a combination of illnesses that could potentially lead to her death.
"Without treatment, the inflammation can spread to the brain and kill the lady. After almost 20 days, the journalist ended her dry hunger strike when doctors volunteered to examine her. However, they only conducted one medical examination, but no treatment was provided," the Commissioner said.
Iryna Danilovych was detained on April 29 in the occupied Crimea. She was detained on her way from work on the road from Koktebel to Feodosia. Her house in Vladislavivka village was searched, her phone and laptop were seized.
In late July 2022, Danilovych said that officers of the Federal Security Service of the russian federation (FSB) beat her and continue to pressure her.
On December 28, 2022, the occupation court of Feodosia, Crimea ("judge" Natalia Kulinskaya), sentenced citizen journalist and human rights activist Iryna Danilovych to seven years in prison on the charges of illegal storage and manufacture of explosives under Part 1 of Art. 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
On March 21, Iryna Danilovych wrote a letter announcing she was going on a dry hunger strike until "the treatment begins or until biological death." In the letter, she reported on the deterioration of her health: hearing issues and a possible microstroke.
On March 22, 2023, multiple human rights organizations called for the immediate hospitalization of Iryna Danilovych.
Iryna was not taken for the promised medical examination for a long time following her hunger strike, because "judge" Natalia Kulinskaya deliberately set the date for reviewing the case material on the day when the prison administration were planning to take Danilovych to the hospital.
Iryna Danilovych worked as a nurse, and was also a citizen journalist, covering the problems of the health care system in Crimea and sharing information about the war in Ukraine.
The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has opened a case regarding the illegal searches and detention of Iryna Danilovych.
On April 23, 2023, Iryna's father Bronislav Danylovych said that his daughter was not receiving the treatment she had been promised.
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