Ex-Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev may be exempt from punishment for receiving a bribe. It is reported by TASS, citing a source in the judiciary.
An Agency source said that the punishment can be revoked on the basis of decrees of the RF government №3 and №54 “in connection with the presence of a disease preventing the detention or serving the sentence of deprivation of liberty.“
The Agency notes that order No. 3 allows for the release of detained individuals with serious diseases, decree No. 54 – the seriously ill, was sentenced to imprisonment. However, the document does not apply to those detained after the verdict, before its entry into force.
Among the diseases which can be grounds for exemption from punishment – diseases of the nervous, immune and endocrine systems, digestive system, infectious diseases (such as tuberculosis), and others.
Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained on suspicion in receiving a bribe in the amount of $2 million from the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin in the middle of November 2016. December 15, 2017, the court sentenced him to eight years in a strict regime colony. The court also banned Ulyukayev to hold public office for eight years after release. He was ordered to pay a fine proportionate to the amount of bribes of 130 million rubles. The former Minister was taken into custody in the courtroom. He told reporters that he considers the verdict unfair.
The ex-Minister of economic development of Russia Ulyukayev may be exempted from punishment for health reasons – media 15.12.2017