Russia’s Supreme Court to consider appeal in Pavlo Gryb case on July 23

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian will be transferred to the penal colony to serve the sentence after the consideration of the appeal
12:51, 19 July 2019

Irina Romaliyskaya Facebook

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation will consider the appeal against sentence of Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb on July 23. He was convicted to six years in jail as his father Ihor Gryb reported on Facebook.

The man noted that the session will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. The Military Chamber of the Supreme Court will consider the appeal.

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The father of the political prisoner states that the management of remand center in Rostov-on-Don, where Pavlo is kept. He also added  that right after consideration of the appeal Gryb will be transferred to the penal colony for serving of the sentence.

Pavlo Gryb is the son of the former Ukrainian border guard Ihor Gryb. Russian special agency detained the 19-year-old boy on August 25, 2017, when he went to Gomel (Belarus) to meet his friend. Later, he was convoyed to Russia. The Russian law enforcers suspect Pavlo Gryb of preparing a terrorist attack at a school in Sochi (a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast, - 112 International).

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Pavlo Gryb was not allowed to see his mother and the Ukrainian consul. Russia promises to give permission to the meeting with the consul, but only after the verdict. Yet, the consular convention signed between Ukraine and Russia does not provide for such refusal.

Earlier, on March 22, the Russian court sentenced Ukrainian Pavlo Gryb to six years in standard regime penal colony for terrorism. The inmate announced a hunger strike.


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