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27.10.2016

The court in Crimea rejected the appeal against the verdict for Ukrainian political prisoner Andrei Kolomiets

Коломиец (2)On 27 October judge of “the Supreme Court of Crimea” Red’ko Galina upheld the verdict of “the Kiev district court” of Simferopol against Ukrainian Andrei Kolomiets. This was announced by his lawyer Taras Omelchenko. According to the lawyer, all the appeals were rejected by the judge, and the judge even did not go to the deliberation room. However, the feature of the meeting was that it was held in the Ukrainian language.

Andrei Kolomiets intends to appeal this decision in “the Supreme Court of Crimea.”

Red’ko Galina already has come to the attention of human rights activists as a judge that prolonged the period of detention in the case of a Deputy of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz.

Recall that Andrei Kolomiets, a resident of Kiev region, born in 1993, on 10 June was found guilty by a former judge of Ukraine Mikhail Belousov and sentenced to a sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment in a strict regime colony. He was charged with the alleged attempted murder of two former employees of “Berkut” unit during the events on the Maidan in Kiev. He was charged under several articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – murder of two or more persons (unfinished), articlr 228 – possession of drugs, article 30 – an attempt to commit a crime. The Ukrainian was detained on the territory of Kabardino-Balkaria, and then transported to Crimea. Human rights defenders and the lawyer believe the case is completely fabricated and politically motivated.