Julia Nasulina. North-Caucasian district military Court did not allow cousin Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, which is involved in case of terrorist attacks in the Crimea, to defend it in court, reports journalist Last news from the courtroom.
On Tuesday, the Court began hearing the case. Sentsov protect Two lawyers on the agreement. One of them applied for permission to act as one for his defender Natalia Kochneva, who is a cousin Sentsov." together with the lawyers she will be able to provide moral support to the defendant, and to discuss with him his position, " said the lawyer. Sentsov this petition supported.
"The court refused to grant the petition," said the presiding judge, explaining that providing emotional support is not spelled out in Federal law, and the defendant has Two professional counsel.
By assumption of the investigation, Sentsov created in Crimea terrorist Commonwealth, was a structural subdivision banned in Russia " Right sector ", for the release of the Peninsula from Russia. The defendants from April to may 2014 made in Simferopol the torching of the offices of the public organization "Russian community of Crimea" and the local branch of the party " United Russia ", according to the UK.
in addition, the defendants are accused of attempt of the organization on 9 may 2014 the explosion of the monument to Lenin in Simferopol.
As reported, the General Prosecutor's office, the criminal activities of the terrorist brotherhood was suppressed by the FSB in may 2014. Two of the defendant in this case is Alex and He is Gennady Afanasiev already received 7 years of imprisonment, although both cooperated with the investigation and testified on alleged accomplices. Now on the bench of the accused Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko.
He Sentsov deny that he was a member of " Right sector ", and said that the investigation has no evidence of his belonging to this case, Except the testimony of participants other data, he believes, under pressure.
"Right sector" Ukrainian Association of radical nationalist organizations. In January and February 2014 the Taliban participated in battles with the police and the seizure of administrative buildings, and with April - in the suppression of protests in the East of Ukraine. In November 2014, the Supreme Court has recognized the Union of right-wing extremist organization and banned its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation. In January, the "Right sector" made in the register is prohibited in Russia organizations. First in Russia against the leader of the movement Dmitry Yarosh has been prosecuted under the criminal code for incitement of terrorist activity.