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New hunger strike at Colony No. 89 in Dnipropetrovsk

12.03.2012

 

KHPG has received information that prisoners in Corrective Colony No. 89 in Dnipropetrovsk have been on hunger strike for 5 days. The men are demanding improvement in their conditions, proper medical treatment and food. They have released a video in order to draw attention to their demands.

They also complain that the colony administration are putting pressure on prisoners who seek to exercise their legitimate rights and freedoms.  They assert, for example, that healthy prisoners are placed together with people suffering from an active form of tuberculosis.

In July 2011 we reported that a large number of prisoners had officially declared hunger strike following the alleged unlawful deployment of a unit of Special Force Officers from 

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