Debt: a convict in the USA Russian citizen Yaroshenko needs surgery

Debt: a convict in the USA Russian citizen Yaroshenko needs surgery


MOSCOW, December 25. Sentenced to a long prison sentence to Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko require surgery, as acknowledged by the American authorities, however the turn it will take several months. This was announced on Friday authorized the Russian foreign Ministry on issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov.

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“In continuation of our work to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a long prison sentence in an American prison on a completely politicized verdict, our diplomats from the Russian Embassy in Washington had finally managed to hold contact with representatives of the U.S. state Department and Bureau of prisons, which is administered by the U.S. Department of justice, he said. – It was again brought to the attention of the American representatives to the unacceptable retreat of the us authorities from their respective international obligations regarding the conditions of detention of our citizen, first of all, the lack of adequate medical assistance”.

As noted Dolgov, the Russian diplomats at the meeting stressed that the cause of serious chronic diseases the Russians became poor conditions of his detention in the prison, the refusal of him for a long time is needed medical care, whereas a late treatment, which was prescribed Yaroshenko, is selective and ineffective in nature.

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“We therefore again demanded a comprehensive medical examination, which would determine the correct course of treatment needed to restore the undermined health of our citizen, – he continued. – Of course, we, with certain, reasonable flexibility on the modalities for conducting such an inspection, however we believe that it should be comprehensive and that it should take part Russian-speaking specialists in order to facilitate contact with Yaroshenko and to determine the real state of his health. Of course, we also need the complete history of Yaroshenko, which would contain a detailed description of all the previously performed medical procedures.”

All of these requirements, indicated Debts that were reaffirmed. “In addition, we drew attention to the fact that, unfortunately, the last time for absolutely no reasons beyond its control, our citizen was in worst conditions than before. He was without basic necessities, including analgesics. Of course, this is unacceptable, what was said directly”, he added.

“U.S. officials long enough tried to deny responsibility for this state of Affairs, put forward all sorts of excuses, which of course, we can’t accept, as explicitly said by our representatives – continued authorized foreign Minister. But in the end, and this is important, the American representatives reported that the last inspection Yaroshenko in November of this month the prison doctors confirmed the presence of several acute diseases. He recommended surgical treatment, but it is queued for an operation that involves several months of waiting. It is clear that in this situation, his health may further deteriorate.”

Dolgov noted that a number of other chronic diseases Yaroshenko, the situation does not change, but the American prison authorities continue to evade the purpose of necessary medical procedures. “We have stressed and continue to achieve operational, quality and adequate solution to the health problems of a Russian citizen. Urge the U.S. side to respect relevant international legal obligations in the humanitarian sphere. Unfortunately, American authorities remained inert and did not adequately respond to our respective requirements Yaroshenko. But we’ll continue contacts with American representatives at different levels to enforce the rights of a Russian citizen. We attract the attention of the American side to the fact that it is a very acute humanitarian case and all responsibility for the health and lives of our citizens lies with American authorities,” he concluded.