A new term for Ukrainians. The verdict of the Mushroom in Russia

Новый срок для украинца. Приговор Грибу в РФ

The fungus was sentenced to 6 years in prison

A Russian court has sentenced to 6 years imprisonment of Ukrainian Pavel Mushroom for what he allegedly forced act of terrorism the citizen of Russia.

Another Ukrainian political prisoner, a Russian court sentenced.

Paul of the Fungus guilty in Rostov-on-don was convicted of coercion to commit a terrorist act and sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment with serving in a colony of General regime.

Mushroom charges does not recognize the Russian FSB calls “bandits and murderers”. After the verdict, he declared a hunger strike.

For what?

According to investigators, in 2017, the Mushroom, being a supporter of nationalist views, corresponded with a high school student from Sochi, and allegedly urged her to make a blast at the prom.

The fungus disappeared in September of 2017 traveled to Belarus to meet a woman, whom he met on the Internet. Later it turned out that he is in prison in Krasnodar.

Hryb, Belarus kidnapped him. Then he was transferred to Rostov-na-Donu.

“We will appeal the verdict, the evidence obtained in violation of the law,” – said the lawyer Marina Dubrovina Mushroom.

The court decided to calculate the term of imprisonment from March 22, 2018, although the Fungus was detained August 24, 2017.

The verdict of Paul rendered in the same court, where the judge of two Ukrainian political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko.

What does the Mushroom?

During his last words in court the Mushroom wished all Ukrainian patriots with dignity and pass the prisoner – “truth and conscience”.

Ukrainian did not admit the charges. According to him, “no one had reason to believe” that outside of Belarus is “actually dangerous.”

Finished his speech a Mushroom with the words “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Glory to the Ukrainian nation!”.


According to relatives and lawyers of Paul Mushroom during his stay in jail he has very much worsened health — advocate Marina Dubrovina said that he is almost blind and that he had poor memory.

While the Rostov prison officials say that the obstacles for the maintenance of the Fungus in custody there.

After the verdict, the Fungus went on a hunger strike, protesting against the fact that he is in jail without medical assistance.

Father Mushroom is said that the son has the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

“The analyses made by the Russian physicians, Professor of Ukrainian Vasyl Prytula, which treats Paul’s childhood, made a medical report on the progress of the disease Paul. It is a new disease – the initial stage of liver cirrhosis. When he was at the neuropathologist, the doctor even said that there may be symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The wife said that the doctor was in shock over the state of his health”, – said the father of the political prisoner.

In 2017, before Paul was kidnapped, he was preparing for surgery.

“More than a year and a half he has been in prison, where he was beaten, mocked, where there is constant psychological pressure where inhuman conditions of stay and illness since childhood. I want to remind you that he has disability from childhood. All this accordingly led to this condition, that he would just die if now urgently not to make a medical operation”, – said the father of the political prisoner.

The European court of human rights in December 2018 ordered Russia to provide medical documentation about the state of health of the Ukrainian Pavel Mushroom.

Answer Of Ukraine

The Prosecutor General’s office made the message on suspicion to the Russian investigator for illegally bringing to criminal compliance of the Fungus.

Ukrainian investigators have collected evidence that the senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Department 2 of the investigative Department of management of FSB of Russia across Krasnodar Krai, in the absence of any objective evidence of the involvement of the Fungus to the Commission of unlawful acts on the territory of the Russian Federation, accused him of committing a serious crime.

In addition, the Russians blame the fact that it physical and psychological pressure forced the Ukrainians to incriminate himself.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, previously called the case of the Fungus “the new Kafkaesque process”, urged the international community to exert maximum pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian.

“Compassion, humanity, dignity – these concepts are unknown to the country-invader, the aggressor country. Russian pseudocolorvisuals who condemned Paul of the Fungus to 6 years in prison. Urge the civilized world to put pressure on Russia for its early release,” wrote Klimkin in his Twitter.

Separately expressed their opposition and the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine. In his statement, the foreign Ministry recalled that Russia grossly violated the norms and principles of international law, “gross abduction on 24 August 2017 Paul Mushroom in Gomel, the failure to provide long time information on his whereabouts, illegal detention in the cities of Krasnodar and Rostov-on-don, restraints in providing emergency medical care to illegal sentence.”

The fungus can not withstand further transportation to the place of punishment and the conditions of the penitentiary system of the Russian Federation, underline the Ukrainian diplomats.