Russian Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the verdict of Ukrainians Mykolay Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, convicted by 22.5 and 20 years in prison. Interfax agency reports this.
"The verdict of the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic upheld, the lawyers’ appeals dismissed", the judge announced the decision.
The lawyers asked the court to justify the Ukrainians. They note that the confessions were made under torture, and their clients have an alibi.
On May 26, the Supreme Court of Chechnya convicted Karpyuk and Klykh guilty of participating in the fighting on the side of Chechen separatists in the 1990s. Karpyuk was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison, Klykh - to 20 years in prison.
In June, Ukraine has sent note to the Justice Ministry for extradition requests of Karpyuk and Klykh, it was received and being considered for some time, but no reply was given. The same requests were again filed in August.