15 May 2019 19:15

Sentsov's rehabilitation after hunger strike is successful - lawyer

KYIV. May 15 (Interfax) - Dmitry Dinze, a lawyer for Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who is serving his term in Russia, said his client's rehabilitation is successful.

"As to his physical state, there are no reasons for concerns now. He has now gained weight and he weighs 90 kilos and he feels excellent. The only thing is that he has chronic illnesses, which bother him periodically. His rehabilitation is successful," Dinze told the portal Krym.Realii.

The lawyer also said Sentsov is in excellent psychological state "because he is constantly doing something creative."

In August 2015, the North Caucasus District Military Court sentenced Sentsov, who was detained in Crimea in 2014, to 20 years in a high-security penitentiary. In Russia, he was charged with creating a terrorist group on the territory of Crimea. Sentsov denied his guilt. The medical personnel kept him alive using nutritious mixtures during his hunger strike. Sentsov ended his hunger strike on October 6, citing a threat of force-feeding.