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Luhansk militants transfer 60 Ukrainian prisoners to Ukraine, - Ukraine’s ombudsman

Among prisoners were those, who had been serving their punishments without the court’s hearing
16:37, 20 March 2019

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The militants of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic have passed 60 prisoners to controlled territories of Ukraine in Shchastia village today. Lyudmyla Denisova, the Parliamentary Envoy for Human Rights posted this on Facebook.

Four prisoners have been serving punishment without a court’s decision for more than nine years. A woman was among them as well.

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“Four prisoners including a woman were among those 60 displaced persons today, they had been kept in the penalty institutions for more than nine years without court’s ruling. In other words, their guilt was not proven according to the legislature. This is a very severe violation of their rights to the fair court hearing," Denisova wrote.

According to the Ukrainian ombudsman, the Ukrainian party manage to allocate 135 persons, 22 among them were set free due to the term of punishment expired.

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The next time, Denisova plans to bring 60 more prisoners to the controlled territories of Ukraine. This will happen at the end of April.

Earlier, The pro-Russian militants of “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR) have passed 33 prisoners to the territory controlled by Ukraine for the further serving of their sentence.

The prisoners were passed for the further serving of their sentence in the Ukrainian territory.

Denisova noted that it is not the first transfer of the prisoners. 42 prisoners, including 12 people who completely served their sentence, were taken to the Ukrainian territory in December 2018.

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