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Lawyers of Ukrainian POWs file appeals against arrest extension

All advocates appealed against the decision of the court
21:25, 18 January 2019

Reuters

The lawyers of the Ukrainian sailors captured near Kerch Strait by Russia have appealed the decision of Lefortovo District Court of Moscow on the extension of the arrest of all 24 Ukrainian POWS as lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported on Facebook.

Polozov stated that the all advocated appealed against the decision of the court on the extension of the arrest as they were going to do. They succeeded to do it during the three-day term.

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Earlier lawyer Ilia Novikov stated that it is necessary to file an appeal not to loose a chance for appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov

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21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison, also in the Russian capital. On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait.

On December 26, Crimean Supreme Court left all Ukrainian sailors under arrest.

Related: EU urges Russia to immedieately release 24 Ukrainian sailors

On January 16, Lefortovo court has extended the arrest period for all Ukrainian sailors who suffered the attack of the Russian Navy in the Kerch Strait in November.

 

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