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Iryna Danylovych's father says she is not receiving the treatment she was promised

27.04.2023, 17:29
Photo: ZMINA
Photo: ZMINA

The Russian authorities did not fulfil their promise to provide citizen journalist Iryna Danylovych with medical treatment in exchange for her ending her dry hunger strike.

Her father, Bronislav Danylovych, spoke to the RFE/RL project "Krym.Realii" about this.

According to him, the political prisoner reported that after a single examination by a doctor, she has not received any further treatment.

According to Bronislav Danylovych, his daughter has been suffering from a constant headache for almost six months as a result of progressing otitis and related diseases. Danylovych claims that the lack of treatment is increasing the risk of cerebral cortex inflammation every day, which is a direct threat to her life.

As Zmina writes, Danylovych stopped her protest on April 6 and only because doctors volunteered to examine her. However, the political prisoner's father says that the Russian jailers deceived his daughter and did not provide any treatment after the one medical examination.

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.

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