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Russian prosecutor seeks 22 year prison sentence for Ukrainians charged in “Chechen case”
15:38, 24 May 2016
Russian prosecutor seeks 22 year prison sentence for Ukrainians charged in “Chechen case”

Karpyuk’s and Klykh’s lawyers are trying to get the charges dropped under the statute of limitations

15:38, 24 May 2016

gazprom.ru

Russian lawyer Ilya Novikov tweeted this on Tuesday. According to him, the prosecutors requested 22 and a half years for Karpyuk and 22 for Klykh. At the same time, journalist Anton Naumlyuk wrote that the sentence is now being discussed by the jury. “The defense is set to drop charges against the Ukrainians under period of limitation, and, like lawyer Marina Dubrovina said, to fight for every year for their defendants”, Naumlyuk wrote, adding that Klykh reacted quite emotionally on the prosecutor’s request. “He yelled he never was in Chechnya”, the journalist stressed.

The Ukrainian citizens were detained in Russia in March 2014 and charged with participation in military actions against Russian federal army during the First Chechen War of 1994-1995.

Related: Ukrainian Ombudswoman urges Russia to investigate tortures against detained Karpyuk

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