Sternenko found guilty of kidnapping and illegal handling of weapons

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine for illegal handling of firearms, Serhiy Sternenko can be sentenced from 3 to 7 years of imprisonment
18:15, 31 May 2021

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Odesa Court of Appeal found Serhiy Sternenko guilty of kidnapping and illegal handling of weapons. Sternenko announced this on his Facebook page.

"I am found guilty under Part 1 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code. That is, the court considers the starting  pistol a firearm. The punishment under this article is imprisonment for a term from 3 to 7 years," Sternenko wrote.

The court also found Sternenko guilty under Art. 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine for illegal imprisonment or kidnapping.

Earlier, the court acquitted Sternenko in a case of seizure of property.

Related: Odesa court refuses to cancel restrictive measure for Sternenko, Demchuk

As it was reported, earlier, Sternenko was 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 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.

The court then 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.

Related: Two Sternenko's supporters served with charges for violation of state symbols

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