The militants of the group «DNR» passed under the control of the Ukrainian authorities on the territory of the 18 prisoners of the Donetsk region.
On Friday 5 February, said the head of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for human rights, Bogdan Kriklivenko.
«Over the fourth transfer of sentenced persons with uncontrolled territory. Another 18 people whose relatives appealed to the Commissioner on human rights, is back in the legal field and have the opportunity to implement basic rights and freedoms», — he wrote on his page in Facebook.
These persons were in Enakievo No. 52, Kirov, No. 33, Torez No. 28 Western No. 97, Donetsk № 124 of the penal colonies and the Donetsk SIZO.
So, earlier today representatives of the group «DNR» announced the transfer of the Ukrainian side 18 of the convicts, serving sentence in the territory under their control in certain areas of Donetsk region. According to them, the transfer was carried out in the framework of the Minsk agreements. Initially in the list were 34 people convicted even before the beginning of the conflict in the Donbas, but some of them reportedly refused to move to government controlled territory, and some served his sentence and was released.
As stated by the presidential Commissioner for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, the people’s Deputy from the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Irina Gerashchenko, these 18 inmates have committed serious crimes, among them are life convicts.
«Today, the Ombudsman Valeria Lutkovska together with employees of SBU and the State penitentiary service of Ukraine took 18 prisoners are from the occupied territories was transferred to serve his sentence in prisons controlled by the Ukrainian authorities territories. It is the perpetrators of serious crimes, the verdicts of Ukrainian courts received long prison terms (there are those who got life imprisonment), before the start of the conflict in the Donbass», — wrote Gerashchenko in Facebook.
According to her, currently, the uncontrolled territories in prisons there are about 10 thousand serving sentences on convictions by the Ukrainian courts, and «almost a thousand of them would like to serve the remainder of his punishment on controlled territory (here live their relatives)». The MP noted that approximately 300 of them petitioned relatives requesting help in such a move.
«The list of those who passed to the Ukrainian side, forms another side, and the Ombudsman and penitenziaria take those fighters agree to transfer. As a rule, these persons, having a large term of imprisonment and serving of punishment for very severe crimes,» she said.
«Today was the 4th such operation of the transfer of convicted persons», — has informed Gerashchenko.
At the same time, news of a possible date for the release of the hostages today, according to her, «sorry, no».
«In the list of hostages to 140 persons, we are looking for the whereabouts of some of them, and believe that unblock the process of liberation should, in the first place, relieving the sick, women, people with severe injuries and diagnoses. The corresponding list of 25 persons, we transferred to the other side in early January. January 13, representatives of ORDO-ORLO in Minsk promised to release 20 people from this list. The OSCE has made a reassuring statement about the unlocking process. But so far, no one was allowed to go. The release will be a priority next week during the meeting of foreign Ministers in Normandy format in Germany», — told Gerashchenko.
As previously reported, in December last year with the occupied territory of Donetsk region in Mariupol jail transported 20 inmates who expressed a desire to serve prison term on controlled Ukraine of the territory.
From ORDO transferred 18 detainees 05.02.2016