The court released the Kharkiv separatist Apukhtina

The panel of judges of the Appeal court of Kharkiv region has considered the appeal on the case of one of the leaders of the separatists in Kharkiv Yuri Apukhtin and agreed «to release him from custody in the courtroom immediately.»

This is the official website of the court of Appeal of the Kharkiv region.

The court partially satisfied the petition of protection, removing the accused from the charge under part 3 of article 109 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (actions aimed at violent change or overthrow of the constitutional order or the seizure of state power).

Charge of the organization by Apuhtina riots and appointed by the court of first instance sentence of five years imprisonment remained in force.

Pre-trial detention of the accused, from 30 April to 7 may 2014 and from 19 December 2014 until 20 June 2017 according to the «law Savchenko» counted as one day for two, from 21 June to 20 December 2017 – as «one for one».

According to these calculations, the court recognized Apukhtina «fully served their sentences» and decided to release it from-under guards in a court hall.

The full text of the verdict will be announced on the evening of 26 December.

According to the Kharkiv edition of «MediaPort», Apukhtin may be listed on the exchange with individual regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The defendant’s lawyer this information is not commented.

The leader of the Pro-Russian Association «Great Russia» Apukhtin was detained may 1, 2014, employees of the security Service of Ukraine on suspicion of organizing mass riots. In the message of the SBU said that Apukhtin participated in preparation of a terrorist attack on Victory Day.

During a search in the office of the SBU seized a grenade f-1, the gun «Zoraki», adapted to fire live ammunition, ammo, cash, Russian symbolism and cards of the separatist nature.

8 may Apukhtin made a Deposit of 92 thousand UAH and left jail. In December 2014, the court cancelled the bail and took him into custody.

May 23, 2017 Kyiv district court of Kharkiv admitted Apukhtina guilty in mass riots and calls for the violent overthrow of state power in Ukraine and sentenced him to six years imprisonment.

The court released the Kharkiv separatist Apukhtina 20.12.2017

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