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Sternenko appeals, demands immediate release from custody

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is also reported that at the same time Sternenko's lawyers are working on their appeals
19:58, 5 March 2021

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Serhiy Sternenko, accused of abducting a person, has filed an appeal and demands immediate release from custody. This was reported on the STERNENKO telegram page.

"Sternenko has already filed an appeal! It, among other things, suspends the entry into force of the judgment(Article 400 of the Criminal Procedure Code)," the message says.

Related: Rally in support of Sternenko: Protesters appeal to authorities with demands

Sternenko demands immediate release from custody. 

However, Sternenko's page published his "appeal", which does not contain a legal basis, but only political statements about the illegality of the verdict.

It is also reported that at the same time Sternenko's lawyers are working on their appeals.

Serhiy Sternenko was earlier found guilty of abducting a person and sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison. This decision was made by the Prymorsky Court of Odesa.

The court recognized the seized during the search items as admissible evidence. Sternenko himself claims that the search of his home was carried out without a lawyer, with whom he was not allowed to contact. The testimony of local deputy Serhiy Shcherbych, who accuses Sternenko of his abduction, was also found credible.

The court also ruled for the confiscation of half of Sternenko's property as a punishment and decided to take the activist into custody in the courtroom.

On February 23, a rally with 2,000 people took part took place near Office of the President of Ukraine. It was organized by supporters of radical activist Serhiy Sternenko; they demanded his release. The participants of the rally announced an indefinite protest action near the Office of the President of Ukraine.

During the clashes on Bankova Street, 27 law enforcement officers received eye burns while maintaining law and order.

Related: Far-right Sternenko starts hunting on journalists of 112 Ukraine, ZiK and NewsOne TV channels

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