Pukach counted the sentence for «law Savchenko»

Former chief of Department of external surveillance of MIA of Ukraine Oleksiy Pukach, who was convicted for the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze, the court counted the sentence «the law Savchenko». This is with reference to the decision, which entered into force on 15 December 2017, according to «Ukrainian news».

In court materials it is said that the convict was in custody for 6.5 years – from 21 July 2009 to 6 January 2016.

The court granted the petition of the lawyer pukacha and counted the length of stay in jail until the age of 13.

As of 10 January 2017, the convict had served more than 14 years in prison.

Pukach in 2013 was sentenced for the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze to life imprisonment.

6 January 2016, the Kyiv court of Appeals upheld a life sentence Pukach.

By law, after serving at least 20 years of the appointed punishment the officers will have the right of petition for pardon. The act of pardon may substitute a life sentence at the opportunity to be released after a period of not less than 25 years.

In December 2017, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that Pukach did not agree on the mitigation of punishment in exchange for information about customers of a crime.

Gongadze disappeared on 16 September 2000. In November of the same year in one of the forests in Kiev region found his body. In 2009 in the Kiev region found the remains of a skull, which, according to the examination, belonged to the journalist.

In 2008, the court found guilty of Gongadze’s murder of three former employees of the interior Ministry Valery Kostenko and Alexander Popovich were sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, and Mykola Protasov to 13. In 2015, Protasov died in the colony.

November 26, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada voted for the «law of Savchenko,» according to which one day in jail counts as two days of imprisonment on conviction on indictment to the prisoner. Co-author of the bill was the people’s Deputy Hope Savchenko, which at that time was under arrest in Russia. 18 may 2017, Parliament abolished this rule.

Pukach counted the sentence for «law Savchenko» 11.01.2018

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