The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for human rights Valeria Lutkovska sent a petition to the Supreme court President Vyacheslav Lebedev a petition to draw attention to the statements of prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko about the use of torture during the preliminary investigation.
first of the North-Caucasian district military court has pronounced a sentence Sentsov To 20 years in prison on charges of organizing terrorist acts in Crimea, Kolchenko received 10 years of imprisonment. Two other defendant in this case is Alex and He is Gennady Afanasiev already received 7 years of imprisonment. Protection Sentsov appealed by filing an appeal in the Supreme court of the Russian Federation.
As reported by the press service of the Ombudsman, alleged the prosecution of the Ukrainian citizens " are based on testimony obtained by torture, what have mentioned many times and Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, and then Alexander Afanasyev ".
"Unfortunately, these statements not only were not taken into account by the court In evaluating the evidence, but was not provided to their proceedings in Accordance with the requirements of the UN Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or retribution, and the Convention for the protection of human rights and main freedoms ", - said in his own statement Valeria Lutkovska.
in her vision, appointed Sentsov and Kolchenko punishment also " indicates that the court's decision is clearly discrimination based on national origin against the Ukrainian People." The Ombudsman cited the example sentences to Russian citizens, activists of the terrorist organizations that the decisions of the courts have been much shorter terms of imprisonment.
Commissioner for human rights of the Ukrainian Parliament asked the head of the Supreme court to attach her appeal To the case When considering the appeal against the sentence of the North Caucasus military district court in Rostov-on-don, concerning the Inhabitants of Ukraine Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko.