Karpyuk and Klykh to sue in the European Court

20:45, 17 November 2016

Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, illegally held in Russian prison, signed the documents to prepare the claim to the European Court of Human Rights. This was announced by their lawyer Ilya Novikov.

The papers were passed with the help of the Ukrainian consuls. Ukrainians are accused of of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya in the 1990s, despite both providing credible evidence that they never stayed in armed units in the unstable region at the time.

The Supreme Court of Chechnya sentenced Karpyuk to 22 years and Klykh to 20 years in prison.