Ex-'Prosecutor' of Crimea Poklonskaya prosecuted Sentsov, - Ukrainian authority

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prosecutor General's Office prepared a notice of suspicion against the former 'official' assigned by the pro-Russian government in the occupied Crimea
19:12, 11 October 2018

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Natalya Poklonskaya, the ex-'prosecutor' in occupied Crimea, is now the suspect in the prosecution of Ukraine's political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine currently prepares a notice of suspicion against the former 'official' assigned by the pro-Russian government in occupied Crimea.

Poklonskaya and another judge of the local 'court' in Crimea are suspected of involvement in illegal imprisonment and creation of a criminal organization. 

The Ukrainian side stated it found enough evidence to suspect the said officials in the illegal imprisonment of Ukrainian citizens Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Oleksiy Chyrniy, and Hennadiy Afanasyev.

The investigation says that Poklonskaya joined an organized crime gang created by the Russian government officials, who aimed to change the state borders of Ukraine; she organized an illegal prosecution of Ukrainian citizens who stood for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and supported the request to choose the arrest as the restriction measure for Sentsov and other mentioned citizens. 

As the 'court' and the 'Prosecutor's Office' in Russian-annexed Crimea do not act within the Ukrainian law, their decisions are not recognized by Ukraine, and thus have no legal consequences, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine concludes. 

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