Ukraine to officially suspect Russian investigator who brought Karpyuk to responsibility

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian political prisoner is illegally imprisoned in Russia; the said investigator artificially created evidence of Karpyuk's guilt, - Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine
15:17, 31 July 2019

Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine prepared the notice of suspicion for an investigator from Russia's Investigation Committee who brought Ukraine's Mykola Karpyuk to responsibility. The press office of the Ukrainian authority reported that on Wednesday.

According to Ukrainian prosecutors, Russian citizen K. who serves as the senior investigator with the Chief Investigation Department of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation has deliberately and illegally brought Mykola Karpyuk to responsibility. The Ukrainian side claims that the investigator artificially created evidence of Karpyuk's guilt in the crimes that he was judged for.

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Currently, the Prosecutor General's Office prepares a request for international legal assistance in this case. 

In 2014, Karpyuk was detained at the Russian border. In May 2016, the Supreme Court of Chechnya sentenced Karpyuk and his compatriot Stanislav Klykh to 22.5 and 20 years behind the bars, respectively.

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The Russian prosecutors stated Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh both allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia in the 1990s. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen. Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in prison. However, the prosecution did not provide any solid proof of Klykh and Karpyuk staying in Chechnya at the time.

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