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Ukrainian political prisoner Yevhen Panov faces 10.5 years in Russian high-security prison

The pronouncement of a verdict is scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 13
11:55, 10 July 2018

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The “prosecutor” of the Crimea Supreme Court, which is currently under the control of the Russian Federation, requested 10.5 years in prison for Ukrainian political prisoner Yevhen Panov. Crimea.Realities  reported that.

It is noted that the “prosecutor” Esvet Furmambetov requested 10.5 year imprisonment in a high-security prison for Yevhen Panov, charged of “sabotage activity” on the territory of the Crimea.

The pronouncement of a verdict is scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 13.

In the frameworks of the so-called “Case of "Crimean saboteurs", Panov is charged with planning acts of sabotage in Crimea as part of a group of saboteurs, as well as with “smuggling ammunition across the customs border of the Customs Union”, with four articles of the Russian criminal code listed.

Moscow blames Ukrainian intelligence in arranging the attacks.

The District Court of Simferopol has arrested the second suspect in the allegedly preparing "terrorist acts" in occupied Crimea Andriy Zahtey on August 13, 2016. On April 4, 2018 the Court extended the arrest of Yevhen Panov for another six months during a court session in the closed regime.

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The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation claimed to have detained Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. Russia says that Ukrainian diversionary group planned terrorist acts in the occupied Crimea, and Yevhen Panov, born in 1977, residing in Zaporizhia region, an officer of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, was allegedly the leader of the group.

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Later Russian authorities released a video with Panov’s confession, however Ukrainian human rights defenders stated that the video showed the signs of testifying under duress

Yevhen Panov refused to 'make a deal with the prosecution'.

Related: Panov and Zahtey in Lefortovo

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