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Iryna Danilovych goes off hunger strike

06.04.2023, 12:04

Citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych, convicted in Crimea, has gone off her hunger strike. Her father, Bronislav Danilovych, spoke to Krym.Realii correspondent about this on April 6.

"Irynka stopped her hunger strike in exchange for treatment. They promise to take her to the hospital for examination today, they did not tell her which hospital," he said.

According to the journalist's father, Danilovych's lawyer managed to meet with her on Wednesday. According to the defender, Iryna's condition is "not very good", she still complains of ear pain, dizziness, and headache.

On Saturday, Bronislav Danilovych plans to see his daughter – he was allowed to visit the pre-trial detention center. "I don't know if they will trick us or not, but lying is their hobby," the man said.

We remind you that 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.

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.

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