Russia’s Supreme court refused to consider the complaint of a Ukrainian political prisoner Alexander Kostenko

Верховный суд России отказался рассматривать жалобу украинского политзаключенного Александра Костенко

Alexander Kostenko

Russia’s Supreme court refused to accept the appeal from Ukrainian political prisoner, activist of the Maidan from Crimea Alexander Kostenko. This was reported by his lawyer Dmitry Sotnikov in Facebook.

“So, in the case Kostenko charges Kostenko, A. F., in the infliction of harm to health of the employee bmon “Berkut” on motives of ideological hatred at the Independence square in 2014, and storing a converted barrel of a gas gun in his apartment all the internal means of legal protection have been exhausted,” wrote centurions.

The lawyer said that he and his client will now only fight for parole and for the recognition of the fact of torture Kostenko FSB, which may allow revision of the sentence on newly discovered circumstances.

Верховный суд России отказался рассматривать жалобу украинского политзаключенного Александра Костенко

Photo: “RIA Novosti”

The refusal of the court in Russia
Верховный суд России отказался рассматривать жалобу украинского политзаключенного Александра Костенко

Верховный суд России отказался рассматривать жалобу украинского политзаключенного Александра Костенко

Photo: “RIA Novosti”

The refusal of the court in Russia
Верховный суд России отказался рассматривать жалобу украинского политзаключенного Александра Костенко

“Also, as far as I know, UHSPL (Ukrainian Helsinki Union for human rights) has filed a complaint with the ECHR in protection Kostenko”, – says Sotnikov.

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Recall Kostenko is located in the colony GIK-5 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, it is threatened by loss of arm. February 5, 2015 in the Crimea during the arrest of Alexander Kostenko broke his hand the staff of “the Crimean FSB”. In a criminal case on employees was denied. Later, a sore hand was used as a means of torture and pressure.

The court in occupied Crimea has appointed Alexander four years and two months in prison. According to investigators, on 18 February 2014 during the “mass disorder” in Kiev, he caused injuries to the employee of the Crimean special forces “Berkut”. The activist also accused of unauthorized possession of houses rifled barrel.

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