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The permanent representative of Russia has commented on statements of experts of the UN in Sentsov - RIA Novosti, 8/15/2018


GENEVA, 15 Aug — RIA Novosti. The permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the Geneva office of the UN has pointed to "double standards" statements of experts of the UN High Commissioner in human rights on a situation with Oleg Sentsov.© condemned in Russia for preparation of terrorist attacks in the Crimea RIA Novosti / Sergey Pivovarov to Pass into an image bank of Sands has responded to messages about refusal of the Kremlin to pardon Oleg Sentsovaranee the press service of UNHRC has distributed the statement of experts of OHCHR of the UN in which they have urged to release Sentsov immediately. Experts have also expressed "serious concern" concerning "physical and psychological integrity" of Sentsov ". Are forced to point to him (statements. — Editor's note) obvious incorrectness and discrepancy" — have told RIA Novosti in permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the Geneva office of the UN. In the permanent representative note that the statement of experts that Sentsov's life "is exposed to inevitable danger", isn't true". "We will note also that actions of members of UN peace-keeping forces suggest an idea of "double standards" and selectivity. For example, regularly appearing information on contract murders, politically motivated arrests and detentions, physical abuse and intimidation of human rights activists and oppositionists in Ukraine for some reason doesn't receive their attention" — RIA Novosti / Sergey Pivovarov is said in the statement to Pass into an image bank the Human rights activist Svetova has told about impressions of a conversation with Sentsovympostoyanny the representative of Russia in Geneva Gennady Gatilov has also told RIA Novosti that the activity of UN special procedures is a part of the directed mass information campaign directed to forcing of pressure upon Russia. "We receive almost identical requirements from the most different sources. It is a pity that in this campaign UN human rights structures have been involved" — the diplomat has added. Sentsov has been sentenced by court of the Russian Federation to 20 years on a charge of the organization of terrorist attacks in the Crimea. This sentence to ten years of imprisonment has also sentenced Sentsov's accomplice Alexander Kolchenko. Two more persons involved in this business, Alexey Chirny and Gennady Afanasyev, have received seven years of imprisonment. In the middle of May Sentsov has gone on hunger strike. Earlier OFPS has reported that Sentsov who has voluntarily refused meal is under constant observation of health workers of establishment where he serves sentence, and specialists doctors of labytnangsky city hospital. According to department, he has no deficiency of body weight and doesn't need the emergency hospitalization.

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