Lawyers of Kremlin-held Ukrainians Karpiuk and Klykh to appeal their sentence in European Human Rights Court

The defense of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh intends to appeal their sentence in the European Court of Human Rights.

This was announced by lawyer Ilya Novikov at a press conference, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"I cannot guarantee there will be a cassational hearing (in the Supreme Court of Russia) because the court might as well not open it... We will file an appeal that must be filed, but it's the Supreme Court's problems what to do with it. The Supreme Court has already spoken on the matter, and it doesn't change its stance. We will appeal the ruling simultaneously in Russia and in the ECHR," he said.

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Novikov said that Ukrainian Batkivshchyna MP Nadiia Savchenko's presence at the hearing on Klykh and Karpiuk in Russia was positive for the overall process because it drew public attention to the case.

As reported earlier, Oct. 26, 2016 the Supreme Court of Russia found legal the sentencing of Ukrainian citizens Karpiuk and Klykh, charged with alleged participation in active combat against Russian federation troops in the first Chechen campaign as part of UNA-UNSO unit.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n412949