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The defence of the Crimean citizen Kostenko filed a new complaint regarding the case of torture

Александр Костенко

Dmitry Sotnikov who is the lawyer of the participant of the Maidan, the Crimean citizen Alexander Kostenko filed a second cassation appeal to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation regarding the refusing to institute criminal proceedings against FSS officers for torture during the detention of the Ukrainian. The lawyer informed the Crimean human rights group about this.

Sotnikov explained that a second appeal became possible after the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation had previously given explanations on the procedure for appealing such actions.

Earlier, the defence of Kostenko appealed to the Crimean garrison military court with a complaint about the illegal refusal to institute criminal proceedings on the fact of torture against the Ukrainian. However, the Crimean garrison military court terminated the proceedings on the complaint according to the Article 125 of Criminal Code of the RF, referring to the fact that there is a verdict that came into force in relation to Kostenko A.F.

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