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Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb might not make it through his prison term in Russia, his distressed father Ihor Hryb has told UNIAN.

The lawyers will appeal the verdict against Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb and will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), he said.

"Of course, there will be an appeal. There will be an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights – all legal mechanisms will be involved," Ihor Hryb, Pavlo's father, told UNIAN.

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"The court approved what the prosecutor asked for," he said.

According to the father, such a decision was expected.

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"We did not expect any humane decisions, I mean some kind of acquittal. Such a sentence was quite predictable," he said.

"The only hope is that he will be swapped because he will not survive in prison. When Pavlo was tried, he had a severe fever. He was not only rejected medical assistance in the courtroom, they even failed to check his body temperature. The court called an ambulance to all recent hearings. What can we talk about here?" he said.

"Where have you seen any humane actions on the part of the Russian Federation? For example, I have analyzed this, I don't remember any such occasions. I would like to believe... But there is a sentence handed down," Pavlo's father said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the North Caucasian district military court on Friday sentenced Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb to six years in a penal colony for "promoting terrorism."