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Iryna Danylovych has no means to take her medicine in the Russian prison, says father

06.02.2024, 12:32
Iryna Danylovych. Photo by Iryna Danylovych on Facebook
Iryna Danylovych. Photo by Iryna Danylovych on Facebook

Crimean citizen journalist Iryna Danylovych is being deprived of the opportunity to take her medicine in the Russian prison. Without the medicine she suffers severe headaches and earaches. Her father, Bronyslav Danylovych, spoke to Krym.Realii about this.

According to him, the prison only allocates 90 minutes every Tuesday and every Thursday for the distribution of medicine. In this time, only 20–30 people from a queue of several hundred prisoners are served.

"Sometimes, patients fight for the opportunity to stand in the passing part of the queue and get their medicine. Iryna takes no part in this and has been deprived of access to the medicine doctors prescribed her for several months now, even though we regularly send it to her in parcels. It's just some kind of sadism," Danylovych said.

He also has spoken about the terribly unsanitary conditions in the prison. For instance, there is no hot water, and the thousand imprisoned women can not wash.

Moreover, the food dishes being insufficiently cleaned affects the spike of intestinal diseases among prisoners, which no one is addressing, notes Bronyslav Danylovych.

As the IMI reported, the human rights organization ZMINA says (citing the findings of independent experts) that an independent analysis of the medical examination provided to the Crimean citizen journalist Iryna Danylovych, who has been imprisoned by Russia, revealed that she suffers from acute otitis media, has neurological disorders and brain damage, and may have suffered a stroke as well.

In August Iryna Danylovych's father, Bronyslav Danylovych, said that she had lost all hearing in her left ear and is receiving no medical assistance.

Earlier, she had been moved to a prison in Zelenokumsk, Stavropol region, Russia. In November 2023 Iryna's father reported that the prison is terribly unsanitary.

On November 2, 2023, it was reported that Iryna Danylovych had suffered a stroke while still in the Simferopol PTDC.

On June 29, 2023, it was reported that the Russian-backed Supreme Court of Crimea changed the ruling in the case of Iryna Danylovych, who had been previously sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of storing an explosive device.

Iryna Danylovych was detained on April 29, 2022, 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. Iryna Danylovych worked as a nurse, and was also a citizen journalist, covering the healt care workers' rights and problems of the health care system in Crimea.

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