Angelina Timofeeva. The Ombudsman under the government of the Federal Republic of Germany Christoph Strasser said Tuesday about the fact that shocked by the verdict as against the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, who made the North-Caucasian district military court, and tried to convince the Russian authorities to investigate allegations of torture inflicted in the process of the process both prisoners.
The North Caucasus district military court sentenced on Tuesday Sentsov to 20 years in a strict regime colony, Kolchenko received 10 years of imprisonment.
By assumption of the investigation, Sentsov created in Crimea terrorist Commonwealth, which structural unit is prohibited in the Russian movement " Right sector ", for the release of the Peninsula from Russia. According to the SC, the defendants from April to may 2014 was set on fire in Simferopol offices of the public organization "Russian community of Crimea" and the local branch of the party " United Russia ". The defendants were also charged in the attempted organization may 9, 2014 the explosion of the monument to Lenin in Simferopol.
"I am shocked by the severity of retribution about Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolesnichenko, as well as messages about the fact that the testimony in the process of the process were obtained through torture and ill-treatment. I urge the Russian authorities to investigate these allegations and to explain them, " said Strasser, it quotes a letter of the German foreign Ministry.
"in addition, I expect that the Russian Federation respects the rights of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko. As a member of the Council of Europe, Russia needs its obligations in the field of human rights ", - said the Ombudsman.