Kremlin Held Political Prisoner Oleksandr Shumkov Sends Letter from Prison
He is kept in an isolation ward, the same as Volodymyr Balukh
Photo Faceboo/Liudmila Shumkova
Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Shumkov wrote a letter to Latvian activist Tatjana Lazda.
She posted the letter on her Facebook page.
The prisoner said that he is kept in a ward, located on the same floor of another Ukrainian political prisoner — Volodymyr Balukh.
“Balukh Volodja is on the same floor with me. We are kept in an isolation ward, [they treat us] as grossest violators. I don’t hear much of news here, all of them come from outside, by letters of kin, friends and just those who care,” Shumkov wrote.
He also added that he worries about Mykola Karpiuk and Oleh Sentsov because they have “the longest terms.”
Oleksandr Shumkov disappeared in late August 2017.
On September 26, 2017, Oleksandr’s mother, Larysa Shumkova, got letter from the Russian Investigative Committee FSB in the Bryansk region, in which was noted, that her son is in the detention center in the city of Bryansk.
On December 4, 2018, he was sentenced to four years in jail.
Shumkov was transferred from the detention center in the city of Bryansk to the penal colony in the city of Torzhok, Tver region.
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