Political prisoner Karpiuk to be transferred from Grozny to Vladimir Central Prison through Udmurtia: his destiny to be unknown at least for two weeks, - lawyer Novikov. PHOTO

Mykola Karpiuk, who has been held hostage by the Kremlin due to fake accusation, was convoyed from the detention center in Grozny, Chechnya, to Vladimir Central Prison.

Karpiuk's lawyer Ilya Novikov wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Mykola Karpiuk was transferred from the detention center in Grozny to the ill-famed Vladimir Central Prison in Russia's Vladimir region Dec. 5. He has not still been brought there as of Dec. 29. I intentionally went there to check it myself today since the local office of the Federal Penal Service traditionally provides no information over the phone and has a right to respond to defense inquiries within the prescribed period - a month and a half including mail delivery time. This means that we will have no information about where Karpiuk is and what has happened to him at least for another two weeks - until the end of Christmas and New Year's holidays in Russia," he wrote.

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Novikov later updated his post: "I have obtained information that Mykola was placed under jurisdiction of Federal Penal Service office in Izhevsk city on Dec. 26. Please, do not ask me why he was taken to Vladimir Central Prison from Chechnya through Udmurtia."

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Earlier, the court of Grozny (Russia) convicted two citizens of Ukraine May 19. Chechnya's Supreme Court sentenced Karpiuk to 22 years and six months in a high-security prison and Klykh to 20 years in prison May 26. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation dismissed the appeal of Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh against their confinement June 14.

Feb. 17, 2016, Russian Human Rights Center Memorial recognized citizens of Ukraine Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh political prisoners whom Russia was unlawfully holding in prison. According to human rights activists, the indictment in this case was made with violations and described nonexistent crimes.

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/p421518