Russia’s Supreme court on Wednesday, October 26, upheld the verdict of the Ukrainian political prisoner Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klychuconvicted of 22.5 and 20 years of imprisonment on the case of participation in combat actions against Federal forces in the first Chechen campaign as part of the organization UNA-UNSO.
Political prisoners and Klyh Karpyuk appeared in the Supreme court of the Russian Federation with the last word
Klyh and Karpyuk say they were victims of a provocation of the Russian special services and fair, the court does not believe
«The verdict of the Supreme court of Chechnya to leave without change, the appeal complaint of lawyers without satisfaction», — announced the decision of the judge, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
In court, the lawyers asked to justify their clients.
«Confessions of catechumens in front of a jury was obtained through torture. Klychu was injected with «truth serum», it was shocking,» said the lawyer Marina Dubrovina.
She also asked the court of second instance to pay attention to the evidence alibi for her clients.
«We were not allowed to present the jury with an alibi, which we have tried,» said the lawyer.
In turn, the Prosecutor said that the verdict is lawful and fair.
«The arguments of the appeal complaint not subject to satisfaction. Irregularities in the proceedings before the court of first instance was not» — he stressed.
In Russia to support their compatriots came to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko.
We will remind, in may 2016, the jury in Grozny (Russia) was convicted of the citizens of Ukraine Karpuk and Cliche. According to Russian investigators, they were members of the UNA-UNSO in late 1994 and early 1995, fought against Russian Federal forces in the armed forces proclaimed independence of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. According to the investigation, they participated in the fighting against Russian troops in Grozny, and in particular the battles in the area of the square «Minutka» and at the Presidential Palace.
Both deny all charges, Klyh States that have never been in Chechnya.
The human rights center «memorial», which reviewed the case materials Karpyuk and Cliche, came to the conclusion that the charges against them are fabricated and contrary to the real picture of the events of the First and Second Chechen wars. «Memorial» has recognized Cliche and Karpyuk political prisoners.
17 October during a court hearing on charges of Cliche in contempt of court, he said the refusal from his lawyer Marina Dubrovina. Klyh, which previously had mental breakdowns, said he «wants in his defenders of singer Stas Mikhailov«. Russian human rights activist, member of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow on control over observance of prisoners ‘ rights, Zoya Svetova , said that Klyh crazy because of the torture that it was used during the arrest and during the preliminary investigation.
The Ministry of justice of Ukraine sent to Russia the request for the transfer home of Mykola Karpyuk, because this statement asked the brother of the convicted person.
The Supreme court changed the sentences to political prisoners Karpiuk and Klychu 26.10.2016