Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia: Stanislav Klykh

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

In a Russian prison, Stanislav Klykh got ill, he got mental disorders; lawyers passed sad news to his mother Tamara - Stas looked very bad
15:49, 21 August 2019

Ukrainian political prisoners Stanislav Klykh
Radio Liberty

Stanislav Klykh became a defendant in the same case as Mykola Karpyuk. Russia accused Karpyuk of commanding the Viking detachment in the Chechen war, and Klykh was a fighter of the same unit of Ukrainian nationalists.

Russian investigators assured the court that a detachment of Karpyuk and Klykh in December 1994 - January 1995 allegedly fought with the Russian military in Grozny on the territory of the presidential palace, as well as on Minutka Square and the railway station. During the fighting, according to the case allegations, Karpyuk and Klykh “killed at least 30 military personnel and caused at least 13 military personnel injuries of different severity.” Another episode is the alleged defendants’ participation in the second Chechen war.

Karpyuk nor Klykh denied guilty at the trial, saying that the testimony in the investigation was given under torture. The whole charge was actually based on the testimony of the repeated offender Alexandr Malofeev, sentenced to more than 20 years for double murder during the robbery and who is suffering from a number of deadly diseases. During the trial, the defense demonstrated that the course of events of the first Chechen war set out in the case, contradicts the facts.

However, Klykh was still sentenced to 20 years and 1 month of imprisonment with serving the first 9 years in prison, and the rest of the term - in a maximum security penal colony.

Klykh was teaching at Kyiv Transport and Economic College. On August 8, 2014, Ukrainian was abducted in Orel city, where he came to visit a friend, and was taken to the North Caucasus. Then followed the trials, years of imprisonment. In a Russian prison, Stanislav Klykh got ill - there were signs of gangrene, cancer. He began to have mental disorders, lawyers passed sad news to his mother Tamara - Stas looked very bad.

Mykola Karpyuk was accused of crimes against the Russian Armed Forces, in particular, for the alleged creation and commandment in a Viking detachment during the first Chechen war, the murder attempt and killing servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces.

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