12.12.2001 | Roman Romanov, Sevastopol

Message from the Sevastopol human rights protection group


About 10 people with TB are kept in one cell of Sevastopol militia detention block. They are accused of various crimes including grave ones. The administration of Simferopol preliminary prison refused to take them because of the poor health referring to absence of suitable conditions for their upkeep. However, the conditions in Sevastopol detention block are even worse: it is not suitable for long upkeep of inmates. Now the sick convicts do not get the necessary medical aid and are not taken for walks. This kind of detention, in the opinion of the Sevastopol human rights protection group is cruel and inhumane, that is incompatible with international obligations of Ukraine. The relations between different penitentiary organizations must not create conditions for violating human rights. The Sevastopol group demands to grant the necessary medical aid to all TB cases in custody in Sevastopol, and to provide them the upkeep conditions consistent with the Minimal standard rules of upkeep of prisoners adopted by the UNO.

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