Darnytsky district court of Kyiv has recognized the verdict on political prisoner Valentyn Vyhovsky judged for espionage in Russia and allowed him to serve sentence in Ukraine. This was announced to the Ukrainian News agency by the assistant of the judge who has decided on this.
The court has satisfied the request of the Justice Ministry on February 10, he reported.
“The request was satisfied. The court decided that a citizen Valentyn Vyhovsky has to serve sentence of 11 years imprisonment for the crime under Part 1 Article 114 of the Criminal Court (espionage) on the territory of Ukraine,” the judge’s assistant said.
Thus, the court allowed the start of the procedure of Vyhovsky transfer to Ukraine in the frameworks of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.
Earlier it was reported that another Ukrainian political prisoner Serhiy Lytvynov was convoyed to Magadan, Russia. In Rostov colony where he was held before said they have taken him “somewhere to the north”.