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Crimean "judge" is preventing convicted journalist Iryna Danilovych from getting a medical examination, says Danilovych's father

10.04.2023, 14:46
Photo: ZMINA
Photo: ZMINA

"Judge" Natalia Kulinskaya is preventing citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych, who was unlawfully convicted in occupied Crimea, from being taken for a medical examination.

The journalist's father, Bronislav Danilovych, reported this to ZMINA after a short meeting with his daughter.

According to him, 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 of the case on the day when the prison administration were planning to take Danilovych to the hospital.

It is known that a doctor has examined the journalist, prescribing additional medical measures, including examinations by other specialists, but none of those are happening.

Bronislav Danilovych also stressed that his daughter's health remains unsatisfactory, she still complains of constant headaches, hearing loss, and movement coordination issues.

He also reported that the Russian-controlled Feodosia City Court did not allow Iryna Danilovych to read the minutes of court hearings in full and prepare objections to them. Her case has already been referred to the court of appeal.

As the IMI reported, 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.

On April 5, Danilovych stopped her hunger strike in exchange for treatment.

On December 28, 2022, the occupation court of Feodosia, Crimea, 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.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Russian occupation authorities in the temporarily occupied Crimea for "sentencing" Ukrainian citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych to 7 years in prison.

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.

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.

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