"I request to fully commute the verdict and justify Oleh Sentsov," said Dmytro Dindze, lawyer of Ukrainian political prisoner, in his interview with Russian Interfax.
According to the lawyer, he pointed to the injustice of the court's decision, particularly, procedural irregularities and inconsistencies of evidence reports, which are listed in the judge's decision. "Also, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the court did not consider my client fully," said Dindze. Appeal might be considered not earlier than October 2015.
Ukraine has already filled the fourth claim to the European Court of Human Rights against the Russian Federation. This is the lawsuit Ukraine v. Russia, and a part of this lawsuit is violation of the right to justice, namely, Oleh Sentsov’s rights.
Ukrainians Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko have been sentenced to 20 years and 10 years respectively in a Russian prison following their trial in a military court in Rostov-on-Don. The sentence on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts in Crimea was pronounced August 25, 2015. Sentencing in a Russian military court of acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko provoked a stormy reaction within the international community, which strongly condemned the groundless allegation and Russia's behaviour.