Political Prisoner Volodymyr Prysych was Released
For three years, Russia held him captive
Photo from Crimean Human Rights Group
Political prisoner Volodymyr Prysych has returned home after three years of illegal imprisonment.
His relatives told the Crimean Human Rights Group that Prysych was released from a colony in Kabardino-Balkaria, a region in the Russian Caucasus, on August 15, Ukrinform reported.
“Prysych feels rather good but needs further treatment and rehabilitation. He and his relatives are grateful to the Ukrainian human rights defenders, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, especially the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for helping to return home after the expiration of term of an illegal sentence.
Prisich thanked all concerned people who wrote to him in the colony.
“After receiving the letters from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora in the USA, the penal colony administration started to treat the Ukrainian political prisoner much better,” the Crimean Human Rights Group reported.
On August 14, 2016, after FSB officers’ tortures, Prisich admitted to espionage against Russia. Later, he declared that the accusation of possession and transportation of narcotic substances was completely fabricated by the FSB.
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