December 13, 2015

Health of ecologist Evgeny Vitishko has sharply deteriorated

Evgeny Vitishko, an ecologist from Krasnodar, who is on hunger strike in his colony-settlement, started having problems with his kidneys, heart and arterial blood tension.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 10 the Kirsanov District Court of the Tambov Region ruled to replace the Vitishko's unexpired term for freedom restriction, but the prosecutor's office has challenged the ruling. On November 24, Vitishko went on his second hunger strike in the colony in protest against the obstruction to his conditional early relief (CER).
The sharp deterioration of Evgeny Vitishko's health was reported by phone to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by Andrei Rudomakha, the coordinator of the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch). "His condition is already critical. He has pain in his kidneys, very low blood tension; and he feels persistent dizziness. Now we are concerned not only about his health, but also about his life," said Andrei Rudomakha.
Sergey Loktev, a Vitishko's advocate, has confirmed the sharp deterioration in the health of his client, adding that Evgeny does not intend to stop his hunger strike.

© Caucasian Knot

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