European Court of Human Rights calls for an end to Sentsov’s hunger strike

In a statement made on July 25, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) called on the Russian Federation to provide convicted Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov with treatment in a medical institution appropriate to his condition.

"The Court today decided to apply an interim measure and to indicate to the Russian Government that Mr Sentsov should receive treatment appropriate to his condition in an institutionalized medical setting without delay. The Court also invited the applicant to end his hunger strike and to accept any life-saving medical treatment offered,” the statement reads.

The given decision on an interim measure was made by the ECHR on the case "Sentsov against Russia" in which he stated that there were violations of Article 3 (prohibition of torture) and Article 5 (the right to liberty and security) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Earlier, more than fifty Ukrainian writers, artists and public figures, including Lina Kostenko, Yurii Andrukhovych, Ivan Malkovych, Alexander Roitburd and Serhiy Zhadan called on the Ukrainian film director to stop his hunger strike.

  European Court of Human Rights, Russia, Oleh Sentsov, Ukraine