Ukrainian Ombudsperson asks Russian colleague to assist in investigation into tortures against Karpyuk

Дата: 20 May 2016
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Ukrainian Ombudsperson Valeria Lutkovska has appealed to her Russian colleague Tatiana Moskalkova with a request to promote the effective investigation into tortures against Ukrainian citizen Mykola Karpyuk.

This is reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.

The European Court of Human Rights has a practice of delivering judgments against the states that do not ensure the right to freedom from torture and the right to a fair trial. Unfortunately, such legal precedents already exists in cases against the Russian Federation, and the case of Mykola Karpyuk may be another such example,” Lutkovska said.

In September 2015, the Ukrainian Ombudsperson sent the appeal to Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika, in which she drew attention to the use of tortures against Karpyuk and requested an appropriate investigation. However, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office did not conduct any investigation.

As reported, May 19, the Supreme Court of Chechnya in Grozny found Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh guilty of crimes committed during the Chechen war.

According to investigators, Stanislav Klykh and Mykola Karpyuk were members of the UNA-UNSO organization, which was recognized as extremist and its activity was prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation, and fought in the armed forces of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria against the Russian federal troops at the end of 1994 – beginning of 1995.

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