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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and Timothy Dzyadko.

A light from a family of famous Soviet dissidents. Her grandfather, Feliks Fridlyand, was the first Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University and died in 1937 in Stalin’s torture chambers.

Therefore, the main theme of journalistic activity light – human rights work, human rights, judicial and penal system of Russia.

In September last year Svetova signed a statement demanding “to stop the aggressive adventure: to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine Russian troops and stop the propaganda, material and military support to the separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.”

Now Svetova cooperates with the “Open Russia” site, which is financed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and writes about human rights violations in Russia.

As a member of the Moscow Oversight Commission, Zoe Svetova regularly visits prisons, detention centers and colonies in Moscow. Public control in the Russian prisons emerged in 2009, when the first human rights on the basis of the new law was admitted to the places of detention. They can not discuss the details of the arrested criminal cases and the circumstances of going to jail, only to watch their living conditions. However, these human rights inspections allow the dead to break the wall of silence, which fence off intelligence agencies caught in the difficult circumstances of people.

It was during such inspections Zoe Svetova accidentally found two Ukrainian citizens accused of spying against Russia, and told of their fate. But how many Ukrainians are now contained in Russian prisons – unknown.

On the territory of Russia temporarily home to about 3 million citizens of Ukraine who came there to work or were under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation as a result of the annexation of the Crimea. Many of them may be subject to pressure from the Russian special services or individual employees, who due to human destinies and fabricated cases seeking prizes, awards and promotions.

Zoe Svetova touched the tip of the iceberg, only denoting a serious problem that will have to solve the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian diplomats in Russia.

– Why did you decide to collect signatures for the liberation of the Russians Hope Savchenko ?

– I visited Hope Savchenko, “Sailor’s silence” 3 February, spoke to her. Honestly, when her lawyers said she would not stand the hunger strike, and could die , I do not believe it.

But when I saw her, she was frightened. It has changed a lot during the hunger strike, very thin, I think, is 20 kg . And the prison doctors said that she had a very bad analyzes, and, quite possibly, it will have to force-feed.

I told Hope about the plans of doctors, she said: “I will regard it as torture, I’m going to end if I will have to feed, I’ll die.”. What does it mean? How can she die? All sorts of terrible thoughts climb in a head that could happen to her.

Together with a colleague on the Public Monitoring Commission tried to dissuade her from hunger. She’s talking to us very kindly. She says: “Yes, found a cut diamond I understand everything, but. I understand that, maybe Putin would like to” Ukrainian fascist “has died , he wanted to punish me, but I’m not going to compromise, because why. I live 25 years in a Russian prison? I do not want to, I’m innocent. “

– Since it is carried out some investigations in prison?

– no investigation is not. For 8 months of examination of her clothes do, in which it allegedly put things mortars on Russian journalists. She repeated several times: “I am not guilty of the murder of Russian journalist, I never shoot at unarmed people.”

What has struck me? We are talking to her, “can make a difference Why did you risk their lives.?” She replies: “I know the story of Nelson Mandela, I know the story of Mihaila Hodorkovskogo I have great respect for them they were waiting for many years and proved his innocence… I do not wanna wait I want to be liberated, to change the measure of restraint for me. “.

We asked her: “And what you see, for example, on parole or house arrest?”. Hope laughed: “Yes, let me be accommodated in the Ukrainian embassy, ​​I’ll be there under house arrest, please Maybe it really such a compromise.”.

I believe that we need to save it, it is necessary to collect signatures. And we with Lyudmila Ulitskaya ready to compose a letter and start collecting signatures . She February 10 the court to determine the measure of restraint.

– Do you think the Russians will be signed for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, given the Russian propaganda?

– Russia is a big country. We are told that 83% supported Putin . But this figure is fake web. We know that there are thousands of people who do not support Putin, and, most importantly, do not believe the propaganda. And we count on these people.

For example, the website change.org translator Lyubov Summ itself has launched a petition for the release of Hope Savchenko and collected one and a half thousand votes, although it is an unknown petition.

People are very supportive Hope Savchenko. She gets a lot of letters in jail and from Russian , and grateful. She told us: “I am very sorry that the Russian people are suffering, when they go out of my area, and they then put, but the Russians have to get up from its knees.”.

– Under what conditions it contain “Sailor’s silence”?

– Hope is in the hospital, “Sailor’s silence”. This is a very interesting story.

In this prison hospital, “Sailor’s Silence” is now made repairs, but it is not related to Savchenko, by coincidence. But for her allocated a whole floor – 4 svezheotremontirovannye camera.

It has a camera, in my opinion, for three or four people, but there is one. The camera has a shower, what hope is very happy. The video camera is carried out, and in the next cell specific employee clock is for the hope of watching on monitors.

Another camera – a special treatment room for Savchenko, where she put a dropper, and where it is weighed. And the fourth camera in the empty compartment.

Nadezhda Savchenko is in complete isolation from all the hospital inmates , “Sailor’s silence”. And even a walk she walks in the exercise yard, like everyone else, but she was walking there alone with a guard dog .

– As with the dog?

– Dog guards her, as it were. It is not clear from whom. This is totally insane precautions.

– Do you think this was done deliberately to put pressure on the psyche?

– I dont know. But she laughed when we talked about it with her.

I was very optimistic, “Behold, you are allowed to go to the embassy … ‘. She says: “Yes, my mother would come, cook soup …”. And then: “Well, what are you laughing at me even walk with the dog drive!” She refers to it with humor.

I was struck by this special unit, where she was alone, absolutely alone. In this sense, there is one issue that scared me. After all, who knows what it will be there if her life would be at risk.

The doctor told us, “If we see any changes, for example, in her mind (her psychiatrist to come), or it can not get out of bed, then her body threatened a hunger strike, then we will force-feed her .”

How will they feed her? If it was in a normal prison hospital, where there are other cameras, other people hear the cries, the noise starts, and so on. And here it is possible to do anything . This is a very scary situation.

On the one hand, her doctors monitor, do the procedure. But in order that nothing about it was not known, there is complete isolation. So it was in his time with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in Mordovia, where she lay in a prison hospital in a separate block, and nobody knew what was happening to her.

– What she do the procedure?

– Drip glucose. Intravenously. But she agrees to it.

– She drinks water?

– Yes, she is drinking tea and all.

– Have you seen her before in early January in the hospital?

– No, she was in the women’s jail number 6. It was on January 8th. She began to starve December 17. At the hospital she was transferred in late January.

– you have to let it loose? How do you do it?

– Yes, I go to her because I am a member of the Public Oversight Commission. This commission, which operates according to the law on public control over remand centers, prisons and colonies. And we have the right to attend the Moscow detention center, because our committee is in Moscow.

– What conditions were in Hope Savchenko in prison?

– She had the same condition she was in solitary confinement, too, freshly painted, but there was not a soul .. And in jail-6 had a bad mattress, in hospital, “Sailor’s silence” – a good mattress.

– Your idea of ​​Hope Savchenko coincided with what you saw?

– I read a lot about her case, spoke to the lawyers. I saw it three times already, and each time I have it more and more striking.

It impresses with its stability, intelligence, vision and zest for life , and, of course, the power of the spirit.

Once we talked to her, and was well-known human rights activist Alla Pokras with me, which is very much involved in prison life and traveled around the world and has been in Ukrainian prisons. He was talking about the Ukrainian prison.

Allah says: “You know, in your prisons, in principle, are no better than the Russian.” Savchenko And it answers: “Yes, I guess Well, no, we will change it.”. We say to her: “How are you going to change, if you can here now to die of hunger?” And she had said a terrific phrase: “Well, the loss of one soldier – it’s not a lost war will be others.”. You see, it is somehow surprising it all goes.

At the same time, she is very beautiful, young, strong woman .

– As the guards react to you when you go to it?

– They have become accustomed to the great attention, because it all the time go to human rights activists, visited the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova.

They try especially not comment on the situation, but no hatred, they do not experience it.

Doctors, it seems to me, the main task – to make it as soon as possible is no longer hungry. They have a very requested that we persuaded her to stop the hunger strike, “You can not persuade her that she had agreed, so we gave her some other proteins through the mouth.” She refused.

– It has changed a lot, huh?

– It is very very thin, but she goes . When she got up us, he followed us when we left the chamber. We talked, she was sitting. We asked her: “Are you dizzy there?”. “No, no dizziness.” The only thing – there was a chill, but it was a T-shirt with short sleeves.

For example, I attended Sergeya Krivova, a Russian opposition activist, who was also in the “Sailor’s silence”, and he fasted 40 days to him in the last days before he left on a hunger strike, was very cold, he sat in a padded jacket, when we him They come. And she – not.

– In addition to the Hope Savchenko you have visited and other Ukrainians in the Russian prisons?

– Quite by accident, when we visited the Lefortovo prison, we met a 73-year-old Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko.

It turned out that he is a former director of military factory “Znamya” in Poltava . He’s nothing special did not talk about his work, but only said: “I am not guilty before Russia or for Ukraine, I am accused of being a spy, but I no not a spy.” He was already sitting in the summer.

He wrote many letters: and the Prosecutor General Chaika, Russia, and Putin even wrote a petition for clemency, although he is not yet convicted.

He has a bad heart. When I began to find out background of history, I learned that he had not worked for several years at the plant, but he had good relations with the Russian people in the Ministry of Defense, because the plant “Banner” was once a lot of products supplied to Russia.

Soloshenko asked his Russian friend, in my opinion, Colleague name to the one in Russia found some product, like the one that used to be manufactured and supplied the plant, and handed to him. He promised him that he would find. And when Soloshenko went to Moscow, and then he was arrested right at the train station . He has nothing brought from Russia to Ukraine, has not brought from Ukraine to Russia.

As it turned out later, Soloshenko conversation with this man, Gennady Kollegova FSB-Schnick opened, read, and charged either with smuggling or attempted smuggling, and now – of spying. Soloshenko but he says: “I’m not a spy.”

He was assigned a lawyer – somebody Sergey Kisel. He got in touch with relatives in Ukraine Soloshenko. Perhaps he has some evidence already given, because he was allowed to see her son, and this is always done when a person begins to somehow communicate with the investigation. But again – it is not recognized as a spy. He is very worried that detached from the family. He extended the detention until May 2015.

Soloshenko worried that it does not come to the Ukrainian consul. I called the consul Borisenko. He said that sends a request to the Russian FSB, that he be allowed to go to to the Lefortovo Soloshenko, but he was not allowed.

But I have a question to the Consul: why did not he held a press conference , did not shout to the whole world that it limits the legal right to visit Soloshenko? There was nothing he did not. After the consul visited Hope Savchenko, he visited Aleksey Cirno, which runs along the Crimean case and pleaded guilty and cooperated with the investigation. Why then here he was not allowed?

In general, I had the feeling that Yuri Soloshenko cast Ukrainian state . Russian human rights defenders happen to know that he is being held in the Lefortovo prison.

There is a second person – Valentin Vygovskyy. He 32 years. He said that was a small entrepreneur or manager. He was arrested in Simferopol in September last year. His father, Paul Vygovskyy, lives in Kiev and began to look for her son. He made inquiries and found out that in Simferopol arrested several people on the day when his son the train went, that they were taken, apparently, the FSB, and there his son had some pressure and forced him to confess to almost a espionage.

Father looking for his son a long time, but could not find. A month after the arrest of lawyer called, also designated by the State. The lawyer told him that his son initially charged under article 183 of the Criminal Code – the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secret, by abduction of documents, bribery or threats, as well as any other illegal means. And then they began to talk about the 276 article. Article 275 of the Criminal Code – it’s treason, and Article 276 – espionage.

– So it was transferred from the Crimea in Lefortovo?

– Yes.

– And the Ukrainian consul, too, did not come to him?

– No, they did not know about it at all. Neither the consul did not know about it, nor Ukrainian representative of the Human Rights Lutkovska …

About Vygovskaya learned Ukrainian Helsinki Group and reported to the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Those transfers all data Ukrainian consul, but he could not get in jail.

I came to Valeriyu Vygovskomu and said: “Hello, what is your article?”. He answers: “I do not want to talk about it I’m all right.”. I explained to him that his parents worry about him, that they had no information. He said that parents had with him gone anyway. He showed a stack of letters from parents. And he did not say anything.

The second time, when we met with him, he was more talkative. He said that he confessed to everything , but did not explain what exactly. I asked him if he does not want parents to have concluded the contract with another lawyer, because now it is protected by the lawyer to the destination. And he said: “Why need a lawyer here in Russia, it is useless I do not need no lawyer?..”

– Apparently, he was convinced that the confession will ease the guilt?

– Yes, I think that is likely, and it happened.

In the Russian legislation there is a form of cooperation with the investigation of the accused – a “special order”. This is when a person pleads guilty, and he is given less time. In my opinion, two-thirds of mowing.

For example, Gennady Afanasiev, who was walking on the Crimean case, not only admitted his guilt, but also made a deal with the justice system, that is passed (slandered) Oleg Sentsova and Aleksandra Kolchenko . And instead of the 20 years he was given 7 years in prison.

Apparently, Valentin Vygovskyy investigators listened to the recommendations. Imagine you take, and the investigators say, “We have evidence of your espionage activities If you do not acknowledge your guilt, you get 25 years or 20 years, and if you recognize, you get 7 or 5.”. So what? Lawyer – on purpose, relatives in Kiev. Man thinks that he is doomed.

I was surprised by family position . They are afraid to come here. Now, however, my wife on a date to Vyhovsky going. Father worried about it, but is afraid to come. It is necessary to go to Moscow, to make noise , to enter into a contract with a normal lawyer.

Yuri Danilovich Soloshenko sons could also take other lawyers. But they have no money, they were afraid. It turns out that these people will sit times the Ukrainian government is not fighting for them.

Valentin Vygovskyy not look like a spy, who was spying against Russia. It’s impossible.

Yuri Soloshenko if they wanted to buy some products in Russia for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, it was a purely commercial transaction, but in no way are not spying. He did not look like a man who was spying.

In general, he lived all his life in the Soviet Union and continues to live in the Soviet Union. He is ideologically can not be a spy, and it broke, insulted. For him, it is insulting, he repeated several times: “I’m not a spy.”

– You do not have the feeling that the Russian special services once actively produce these things?

– Oh sure. We do not yet know all the cases because the Russian human rights activists, of course, can go all the cameras of the Lefortovo prison, but have no right to talk about the criminal case, and not all those arrested want to say what their article. The Lefortovo prison – more than a hundred prisoners.

– This is a special prison where persons who are on the FSB?

– Yes, this prison until 2006 belonged to the FSB. Then she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice. But de facto it is still a prison by the FSB. Because in the administrative building of the Detention Unit has one door, where it says “Investigation department of the FSB.” There are working investigators who conduct most of the cases of prisoners Lefortovo prison. It is understood that – neighbors insulator employees go to lunch in the Investigation Department of the FSB.

– And how many are now in Lefortovo Ukrainians can be installed?

– We do not know how much there is Ukrainians . We go in camera and ask the inmates, if they have any complaints about the conditions of detention, and did not violate any of their rights in prison.

We can not ask the chief of the detention center that he has provided us with information about all the Ukrainians, who are in the Lefortovo prison. This should be handled by the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ombudsman of Ukraine.

It is about the Crimean actually quite a lot of talk in the Ukraine and in Russia? No, not much. Is about Oleg Sentsova which does not weaker Hope Savchenko in terms of strength of mind, talk a lot? He was tortured, he considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian security services say he is a Russian citizen and, therefore, do not let him Ukrainian consul.

He is very firmly held . Already two of the defendants pleaded guilty, and he – no.

Oleg Sentsov – the world famous film director. His very long kept in very poor camera, no light. He deteriorated vision . He is not going to declare a hunger strike, he does not accept these methods. How will he fight?

– The conditions under which he is now being held?

– Now he is being held in normal conditions. He was transferred to a normal camera, not dark. Investigative actions have all been completed, he will soon get acquainted with the case, and then the case will be referred to a military court. Because cases of terrorism are now being considered by a military court, from January 2015. It will be either in Moscow or Rostov-on-Don.

– And what did he say? In general, as his mood, morale?

– He says he is not guilty. He is very tired. Tired of sitting without guilt. Just as Savchenko sitting without guilt and Sentsov. He is not guilty of terrorism, it is absurd accusations. His children were. One child had autistic.

Of course, he knows that President Poroshenko him to order some give, but it had no impact on his release from prison.

– But his Ukrainian citizenship?

– Yes.

– And why investigators believe it Russian?

– Because when the Crimea joined Russia, and it was up to some numbers to confirm that you remain a Ukrainian, he did not.

– Because he was arrested?

– Or was arrested, or did not, or did not consider it necessary or did not understand. But they are automatically excluded from his Ukrainian citizenship. His lawyers sued there, but no good there. The same is true of Alexander Kol’chenko.

– He also sits in Lefortovo?

– Yes. The only one who refused Russian citizenship – is Aleksey Chirny, who also held in the case.

Generally in this case it takes place 4 people. Gennady Afanasiev , who confessed and received 7 years, refused to Ukrainian citizenship. Aleksey Chirny also pleaded guilty and incriminated Sentsova, but he considers himself a Ukrainian. He wants to change the lawyer, and knows this consul, but the new lawyer will not let him.

Maybe if he will replace a lawyer, then change their statements, refuse confessions. But his poor relatives, and they live in the Crimea. He should help the consul to agree with the lawyer.

Alexander Kol’chenko – a young boy who has not pleaded guilty and considers himself a Ukrainian, but the court rejected his confirmation Ukrainian citizenship, and Russian investigators believe his Russian citizen consul to it is not allowed. He’s a good lawyer, and the protection is provided.

And Oleg Sentsov – considers himself a Ukrainian, and Russian for the investigation, he – a citizen of the Russian Federation. His outraged two things – that it is sitting without guilt and tortured, and that he was Ukrainian, and he is considered Russian.

– The absurdity of our lives, some people spend huge money, bribe, for years sought Russian citizenship, and here you are given Russian citizenship, even if you rest on your hands and feet. It’s some sort of absurd …

– Yes, but Oleg Sentsov – a true patriot of Ukraine . It is planted it is for this, because he fought in the Crimea, Ukraine for a united and helped servicemen. We follow him.

It is seen by the FSB regarded him as the leader of the Ukrainian resistance in the Crimea. Because it most suitable for age among all those arrested in this group …

Gennady Afanasiev – very young, 23 years old, I’ve seen pictures of him, he had been terribly pro-Ukrainian: wearing Cossack hair, poems read some very nationalist, he is now completely surrendered, for it was 7 years old, and will be in court to oppose Sentsova …

– Against his fellow …

– They are not comrades. Maybe they were even a little familiar. Then Cirno – history teacher. But he is actually engaged in historical reconstructions. He even showed us photos where he jousting helmet. He praised these photos.

He twice was in the Serbian Institute. Apparently he wanted to be recognized as insane. But it did not recognize the insane, because all his evidence will not be valid, and the investigation is really not necessary if found insane.

– It seems that the case against the Ukrainians will only multiply if the war continues.

– I think yes. Because these things for investigators from the FSB is very well run, and no noise neither in Ukraine nor in Russia. These people tend to give a confession. Units do not give up just like Sentsov, Kol’chenko and Savchenko. So why not produce these things?

– get for them bonuses, awards, medals.

– Of course. And speaking of the fact that Ukraine sends against us spies, terrorists and murderers.

– What advice would you give the Ukrainians or the relatives of those who may suddenly appear in Russia in such a difficult situation? What should they do?

– As soon as your relative would be arrested, and he will be in Russia, whether in Lefortovo, or in whatever prison in Moscow and Voronezh, Penza or – anywhere, can not be silent about it . It is necessary as much as possible to talk about it, you need to give interviews to the press – both Russian and Ukrainian. It is necessary to make a fuss . Then assemble the whole world money for a good lawyer, because in Russia there are good lawyers who are not afraid to deal with such complex matters.

We need to protect their loved ones, because in Russia endure less than 1% of acquittals, and 95% of the cases treated in a special manner, that is, with an admission of guilt. Imagine, it’s almost the Stalin era.

– Users of despair agree.

– Of course. Because people do not believe in lawyers, either in a Russian court. We are still an admission of guilt – is the queen of evidence. That’s all.

And the Ukrainian government should be more active to protect their citizens . In Russia, there are hundreds of thousands of citizens of Ukraine, and each may at any moment fall under the control of Russian security services. This work is necessary to allocate Ukrainian state has a separate line. No other way.

Sourse, 09/02/2015

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Support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy

December 8, 2016

Zoia Svetova – journalist, human rights activist and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights, a former member of the PMC Moscow

On December at a joint meeting on culture and art and Russian Language Council Council filmmaker Alexander Sokurov has asked President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. “Mercy is above justice,” – reminded Christian Sokurov Christian Vladimir Putin phrase said by one of the Fathers of the Church.

Sokurov: “I have a heartfelt request to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as a citizen of Russia as the director. Let’s solve the problem Olega Sentsov. 20 years, Ukrainian director, 20 years in the camps, the guy sitting in the northern camp. I am ashamed that we still can not solve this problem. I beg you, find a solution to this problem. It’s impossible. Director, he should fight me at film festivals, if he has another, including the political point of view, but not sitting in our Arctic virtually, in the north, prison. It’s a shame and sad that I have to talk about it. “

Putin: “Regarding Sentsova. We must proceed from the fact that we live in a state of law, and these kinds of questions, of course, must be dealt with the court system. As for his work, he is not convicted for creativity, and for the fact that he took on a completely different function, as organs of the investigation and the court claim, and it is actually dedicated his life to terrorist activity. “

Sokurov: “Vladimir Vladimirovich, in Russian, in a Christian mercy is above justice. I beg you. Mercy is above justice. You are welcome”.

Putin: “Russian and a Christian, we act in this situation can not without a court order. The court’s decision was held. Yes, there are certain rules and regulations, which can take advantage of, but it is necessary that the relevant conditions are ripe. “

An important detail: Putin thought. He did not deny Sokurov, and in the usual manner of its bureaucratic problem, reminding about the judicial system and “appropriate conditions”.

In an interview with “Novaya Gazeta” Aleksandr Sokurov said that his request for mercy, none of the members of the culture is not supported by the Council. Then he reproached many why he disturbed Putin, why not turn to the Commission on Pardons

These accusations Sokurov says: “I – a citizen of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin – a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, nothing strange in his public address to the president, I do not see. “

In fairness: Sokurov – not the only person on the culture, who asked for the release of Oleg Sentsov. Andrei Zvyagintsev Vladimir Kott Vladimir Mirzoyev, Alexei German Jr., Pavel Bardin, Alexey Fedorchenko and Askold Kurov wrote letters in his defense. But Sokurov managed to convey his request directly to the president.

Responding Sokurov, Putin said that Sentsov actually devoted his life to terrorism. It is not true. The President informed properly. The verdict there is no evidence that Sentsov ever planned any terrorist attacks. Besides reading Alexei Cirno given under terrible torture in the case against Sentsova nothing. It is known that the second witness Gennady Afanasiev allegations that in detention under torture incriminated director, at the trial of his words refused.

Vladimir Putin explained Sokurov that release Sentsov must “ripen appropriate conditions.” What kind?

What are the “appropriate conditions” are ripe, when Putin pardoned Hope Savchenko? But it was convicted for the murder of two Russian journalists. For a murder she did not commit.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned Gennady Afanasiev, who was convicted for the attacks, which, according to investigators, he had prepared together with Sentsov. But the attacks were not – they are the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

“Conditions appear ripe”, and Putin pardoned the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine. And this espionage – also the fruit of the imagination of investigators.

To release Oleg Sentsov, as well as for the liberation of Ukrainians Aleksandra Kolchenko Valentina Vygovskogo, Nikolaya Karpyuka, Stanislaus Fang has long been ripe. These Ukrainian citizens have asked the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to them was transferred to serve his sentence in Ukraine.

And Putin must ask about how to execute the law. The fact that Oleg Sentsov – a citizen of Ukraine, in his written judgment. His Ukrainian citizenship confirmed Ella Pamfilova, in its report on Human Rights in 2015. According to the law, for his placement in Ukraine there are no obstacles, but the will of the Russian Justice Ministry.

I want to believe that not only is Alexander Sokurov in the multimillion Russian – Christian who remembers about charity.

I appeal to the culture of the people, those who supported the joining of Crimea to Russia, and to those who did not support. I talk to the people of culture, which in the near future, President Vladimir Putin will present the national prizes.

I beg you, find the courage and support Aleksandra Sokurova’s request for mercy!

It will be right. Christian.

Sourse, 07/12/2017

Winning of Nadia Savchenko

May 26, 2016

I always knew that hope will change here so unexpectedly, as they say, “no ads”.

And always I know that she will return to Ukraine through the “pardon”. Kremlin authorities, which constantly violates the law, in public history likes everything to be as it were, under the law. The last two months we constantly heard very conflicting information: “Nadezhda Savchenko filled documents on extradition”, “handed them over to the Russian Ministry of Justice,” “Hope Savchenko change for Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope Savchenko not change at Alexander and Yerofeyev,” “Hope will not file a petition for a pardon “,” Savchenko will return to Ukraine in late May “,” Savchenko will be back in a few months “, etc., etc.

But in reality, everything turned out the way, and said at the beginning: Savchenko still changed to Russian gereushnikov.

Those who saw the broadcast of its meeting in Boryspil airport, her performance with Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential administration, those who saw the return of Alexander and Yerofeyev, whose Vnukovo met only their wives know how triumphantly met with Savchenko and how shamefully modest We commented on Russian TV channels meet our troops, avoiding mention of the fact that they served in the GRU, and shamefully forgotten the purpose for which they were in the east of Ukraine.

It is clear that President Poroshenko is a big public relations victory, because after the judgment of the court of Donetsk Savchenko, he promised his mother that he would send for her daughter, his plane – and succeeded.

The history of the struggle for the liberation of Hope Savchenko, public letters and petitions on her behalf when she announced fatal hunger strike, have taught us that President Putin does not give in to pressure, he always does just what is profitable for him. The most important question to which there is no answer why he did let Savchenko in Ukraine? It is said that he had to pull their children – gereushnikov. If this were true, we would have heard different pompous mantra that “Russia is its never throws and always pull them.” Nothing that we do not talk.

Hence, it is not that because of this exchange of Russian soldiers returned home. Then what? It is known that on the eve of the exchange, President Putin spoke by telephone with Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Fransua Ollandom. The details of the conversation, we do not know. It is known that Savchenko categorically refused to write a petition for clemency to the Kremlin and urgently had to issue clemency petition by relatives of the deceased journalists, she was allegedly to blame for the death of someone. Conclusion: the liberation of the Kremlin Ukrainian pilots were desperately needed.

And for some of his secret purpose, which we can only guess, Putin was ready to endure and the Arc meeting in Kiev, Poroshenko and statements that “it will return the Crimea and the Donbass.”

There is a version that Putin returned Savchenko to complicate the life of Petro Poroshenko. Trust to Savchenko and authority in Ukraine is very high, can not be said about the attitude to the Ukrainian president. But this is only version, which has a right to exist, as well as another: freeing the Ukrainian political prisoners convicted in Russia, Putin hopes for easing of European sanctions. There is a third: in exchange for Savchenko President Poroshenko promised Putin that agree to elections in DND and LNR. Which of these versions is correct and that in fact prompted Putin to show “humanism,” I still do not understand.

The second question, which also is no answer: how quickly will release the other Ukrainians, and to whom they will be changed.

From 2 May to Lefortovo prison waiting for the release of former director of the factory “Banner” in Poltava 74-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, convicted of espionage in favor of Ukraine, and involved in the case Olega Sentsova Gennady Afanasiev. Both they wrote a petition for clemency to the Russian president.

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko await extradition to Ukraine, they do not want to ask for pardon, and yet them about it nobody asked. In the Kirov region serving time Valentin Vygovskyy convicted of espionage; waiting for the appeal Sergei Litvinov, sentenced to 8 years for robbery in the “large Ukrainian business”, which took place and Nadezhda Savchenko.

In the Magadan region sits fourth person involved in the case Sentsova – Aleksey Chirny.

Tomorrow the judge will sentence Nikolayu Karpyuku and Stanislav Klyhu. All these Ukrainians – persons involved in fraudulent and artificial criminal cases. They are the same criminals in the eyes of the Russian justice and the Kremlin, like Nadezhda Savchenko.

And now, after her release, there is a danger that they have been forgotten and their return home will be neither Ukraine nor for the West as a priority, how was the release Savchenko.

In general, throughout this two-year long history Savchenko certainly looks like a winner. This fight is won.

But that victory was final, it should pull out of Russia and repatriate all convicted Ukrainians.

She has no other choice.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 25/05/2016

Russian jury found Ukrainians guilty of killing dozens of people during the war in Chechnya

May 20, 2016

12, the jury returned a verdict in the case of “Ukrainian nationalists” Stanislav Klyha and Nikolaya Karpyuka. They found them guilty in the death and injury of dozens of Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

This is one of the most insane and monstrous falsification cases against Ukrainian citizens, after the annexation of the Crimea. Nikolai Karpyuk, former head of the UNA-UNSO, and history teacher Stanislav Klyh that, as a student, was in the UNA-UNSO, became a defendant in a long-standing dusty criminal case of Russian soldiers killing Chechen fighters, which was instituted in 2000, but was repeatedly suspended and re-instituted. Ukrainians in this case is “bound” in 2014. This is a matter of the breed of so-called artificial. It was a clear and unambiguous order for the arrest of Ukrainian nationalists who had to talk about the crimes Yatsenyuk, Yarosh and other high-ranking Ukrainian politicians, and that was done.

Someone Alexander Malofeev, HIV-infected jailbird with the experience of being in prison, testified that 20 years ago fought in Chechnya Yarosh and Yatsenyuk, called Klyha and Karpyuk (which at that time just was detained in Russia: Karpyuk – on the road to Moscow, where he allegedly went to negotiate with the Russian government, – so he Karpyuk said in his address to the ECHR), Klyha – in Orel, where he had gone to his girlfriend.

Single story – almost a year later managed to find Stanislaus in the detention center of Pyatigorsk and as a lawyer Marina Dubrovin miraculously managed to get through to him on a date. He told her the details of the terrible torture, which brought him to mind. Having familiarized with the materials of the case, Dubrovin’s lawyer learned that Karpyuk located in Chelyabinsk prison. There he hid from everyone from human rights activists, relatives, Ukrainian consuls, and the lawyer was able to see him only in Grozny jail, where Karpyuk already brought to the court.

Now I understand why the prosecution did not want to, so that these accused were real advocates: in the course of the trial, they masterfully destroyed artificially created a mad charge.

The trial lasted more than six months; the jury were the parents of dead Russian soldiers, who were accused of murder and Klyha Karpyuk. And it so happened that these witnesses, without even realizing, destroyed the accusation.

Speaking with the last word, Nikolai Karpyuk had told the jury how he was tortured. About the torture and said Stanislav Klyh; He showed the jury the wounds on his feet (his feet were burning electricity), which have been preserved, and one year later.

Killed, but did not there

At the trial we talked a lot about military operations in Grozny during the first war in Chechnya, and, of course, all the jurors are well aware of what was happening.

Lawyers in detail and clearly, relying on the testimony of relatives of the victims who spoke in court, and the materials of forensic examinations, explained to the jury that the 30 military personnel could not be killed by their clients.

According to the prosecution, Nicholas Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, caliber 5.45 mm. After analyzing the deaths of 20 soldiers, Dubrovin lawyer found that only two of them died from gunshot bullet wounds. But the prosecution did not present evidence that they have got the bullet caliber 5.45 mm. In addition, relatives of the dead do not specify the place of their death, and any other documents that would confirm that these soldiers were killed just near the railway station or on Minutka Square, where, according to the prosecution, were accused 20 years ago, in the case file no .

Another eight soldiers were killed in a mine blast injuries and thermal burns, that they could not cause the accused, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles with a caliber 5.45 mm.

Also, the prosecution had not presented evidence that the deaths of ten more soldiers guilty Klyh and Karpyuk. Relatives of the victims told in court that they were not aware of the details of their deaths, and, in general, is known only to the date – January 1, 1995.

Lawyer Karpyuk Dokka Itslaev, after his colleague Marina Dubrovina, analyzed the circumstances of the death of ten soldiers killed and injured another 13. It was found that none of those killed and wounded could not be the victim of his client: they were not killed by firearms and were not injured bullets of caliber 5.45 mm.

In addition, according to relatives of the victims and the victims themselves, wounded in Grozny in January 1995, these people were not involved in the fighting in Minutka square to 19 pm December 31, 1994 or at the railway station in Grozny, after 19 hours of December 31, 1994.

They could not take part in these battles, because of the fighting in Minutka Square in Grozny on 31 December 1994 to 2 January 1995 were not. And it has been proven in court. Was read a letter of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rakitin from 25 April 2014 to the head of GSU SK Russia’s North Caucasus Federal District, which states that information on the clashes on 31 December 1994 to 9 January 1995 in the area of ​​Minute no. There is no information that the January 5, 1995 (featured in the indictment as a place where supposedly fought Karpyuk and Klyh these addresses) at the railway station and from February to March 1995, in the area of ​​the 9 th city hospital of Grozny was fighting .

What the jury? How can they answer questions from the questionnaire: “Do Karpyuk guilty and Klyh troops in the killings?”, If there is conclusive evidence that they are innocent.

Protection convincingly proved in the debate, that the crime was not per se: the defendants did not kill anyone, never been to Chechnya. Since the charge and Karpyuk Klyha built on the testimony of Malofeeva, who spoke on the investigation and in court that he had seen them in Chechnya, the defense tried to explain to the jury that the words can not be trusted Malofeev. Lawyer Itslaev during the debate elaborated on extensive testimony Malofeeva. He showed them to complete failure: for example, Malofeev said he participated in the fighting in Chechnya and, in particular, in a battle near the village of Urus-Kert, during which killed 80 paratroopers in October-November 1999 and March 2000 federal forces. But, according to the verdict of the Kerch City Court on August 17, 2000, in February and March 2000 Malofeev steals in the Crimea, for which he was sentenced. Again, a lie: Malofeev told the court that he was in the squad Salman Raduyev in the Vedeno district of Chechnya in May 2000.

Questioned in court chairman of the “Memorial” Human Rights Center, Alexander Cherkasov said that in May 2000 he Salman Raduev was sitting in detention. Consequently, Malofeev could not fight in his squad.

Conspiracy theories

Attorney Blinnikov first speaker in the debate and tried to prevent the exposure of the protection of inconsistencies in the indictment and statements Malofeeva. He assured the jury that Malofeev never sat in the Crimea, and his case was fabricated SBU to find an alibi for him and hide the fact that he fought in Chechnya, along with other Ukrainians.

“He is not serving a sentence, it was a legend. So do all the intelligence agencies in the world. You know what the SBU? This is a special service, which has information on all over the country “, – said the prosecutor, without hesitation, that, pushing the conspiracy theories falsification Malofeeva case, he gave the jury a bad idea: it just Ukrainian special services fabricated the case, then why the Russian FSB did not falsify the matter Karpyuk and Klyha?

Moreover, that thanks to a careful work of lawyers from the case thread sewn in the sake of political expediency, stick it is very natural.

Although the verdict is guilty, after some time the accused will still come back to Ukraine.

However, none of those who tortured Karpyuk and threatened that also tortured his young son if he did not give the necessary evidence, and none of those who tortured Klyha and brought him to mind who wrote and fabricated case, accusing innocent people in murder is not punished. And these things will play other investigators. To produce them will take the other judges.

And there is no end.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 19/05/2016

The detective on the case Olega Sentsova

August 2, 2015

July 31 at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko one of the two witnesses Gennady Afanasiev allegations refused to testify, and announced that his testimony given under investigation, he spoke under duress. The prosecutor began to read the testimony given to investigators Afanasyev. Afternoon was earlier questioned by the second prosecution witness Aleksey Chirny. And Afanasiev and Cherny pleaded guilty as participants in the terrorist community, and stated that this community led the film director Oleg Sentsov. And Cherny, Afanasiev and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The essence of the complicated case Sentsova easily understood by reading the brief statement. The author of this investigator can be considered the investigator for particularly important cases SU FSB Major Justice AA Burdin.

The indictment, full of riddles

Question key witnesses who, according to information from the North Caucasus District Military Court, are not going to change their confession, was for me a great excuse to pencil in hand to read the indictment volume of 515 pages, and to put forward his version of that on actually could pose a “terrorist community, led Sentsov OG in Sevastopol, “there whether it actually was or figment of the imagination of Justice Major AA Burdin.

It is this Major investigated the so-called Crimean deal and signed the indictment, and in May 2015 sent it for approval to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.

Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin approved this extremely topical “detective” on the current topic of the hapless Crimean terrorists who wanted to arson of two offices and the explosion of the monument to Lenin with the help of dummy explosive device “to intimidate the population of the Republic of Crimea, as well as to force the authorities of the Russian Federation to take action on output solutions Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Now three of the judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court hears this fascinating story by the prosecution witnesses.

And here Oleg Sentsov?

The charges listed 21 people, some of them – the secret witnesses, they are in fact under a pseudonym and to testify behind closed doors without the public.

It is particularly noteworthy that in the indictment surname Sentsova much rarer, for example, the names Cherny and Afanasyeva; a careful reading ask a logical question, and here at Oleg Sentsov. One gets the impression that the investigation vigorously “customized” crime under the main accused.

Oleg himself Sentsov throughout the year, which lasted a consequence, he did not give evidence. At the first court session, after reading the plot of the indictment, pleaded not guilty.

Most likely, Sentsov will give evidence at the end of the process, after the prosecution finished presenting its evidence and present their witnesses and evidence will begin defense.

Ukrainian film director accused of the fact that he led the terrorist underground and gave the job his followers set fire to the building, manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), enclose them under the Lenin monument and other city facilities.

Actually, if you read the indictment dispassionately, in those rare moments when the pages name appears Sentsova, it appears cruel, cynical and anti-Russian monster, hate the Russian authorities and, in particular, Putin (it’s in the testimony of witnesses), demanding for to the participants in a terrorist group, unhappy, if they did not carry out his task, and even “death threats” (quote from the testimony of Alexei Cherny).

This Oleg Sentsov submitted investigator Burdin, small fit with the way real Sentsova. I, for instance, to visit him for a year in the Lefortovo prison and observe its different moods in connection with the hardships of imprisonment, I think that Burdin and prosecution witnesses have in mind some other Sentsova. Maybe namesake? Every time the investigation like to blame Sentsova in particular arson (according to the indictment, there were two arson) or explosive device tab, the investigator wrote: “Sentsov OG, realizing the criminal intent to commit a terrorist community explosion of the monument VI Lenin, located on the boulevard of Lenin in Simferopol, acting through Cherny AV,by means of a telephone conversation turned to the Pirogov AP “(Alexander Pirogov – previously convicted chemistry student whose Cherny, according to the case file and asked to make improvised explosive devices to blow up the monument to Lenin and the Eternal Flame in Simferopol). The indictment, if Sentsov produces some action, they always occur “by” or “through someone else.”

As an agent Pirogov “split” Cherny

An interesting detail: Cherny turned to Pirogov April 11, 2014, they met on April 16 and April 17 Pirogov already went to the Crimean FSB, where he told all, and he was invited to take part in an operational experiment: Pirogov body kit equipment and all further negotiations with Cherny he was fixing them on video.

Therefore, when on the night of May 9, 2014 as part of an operational experiment Aleksey Chirny was arrested red-handed while laying in a cache dummy IED employees who detained him, had something to show him.

And present – recorded on a video camera conversations with Pirogov where Chernyspoke in detail about the plans of terrorist attacks, arson, explosions, etc. and similar indications Aleksandra Pirogova about these conversations. For example, at meetings with Pirogov Cherny he said that an IED he needed because the planned explosion is of great importance both for him and for the “common cause”, namely Ukrainian nationalism. Cherny explained that the upcoming explosion of the monument to Lenin in the railway station in Simferopol – a demonstration project, after which would follow a major facilities in the Crimea, whose purpose – to destabilize the situation in the country and the failure of the summer holiday season 2014. Thus Cherny specified that the IED was bound to be equipped with a device slowing down the production of the explosion,

During a search at Cherny in his computer found a few screenshots performances leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Yarosh. By the way, nothing like Oleg Sentsova found.

Recall Aleksey Chirny, unlike the other defendants in this case – Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsova, Aleksandra Kolchenko – was caught red-handed, and “split” it was easy.

The criminal case against Cherny “and other unidentified persons” was initiated immediately after the arrest Cherny – May 9, 2014. It was only on May 13 after the detention and interrogation Afanasyev and Sentsova against them also sued.

A May 17, 2014 from the investigation of the FSB Crimea control case was transferred to Moscow in the Investigation Department of the FSB of Russia.

At the organizer does not pull

From the indictment it is not clear at what point the investigation has decided to “appoint” the main accused, the organizer of the terrorist community, it Sentsova.

Perhaps in the course of communication with Alexei Cherny Crimean investigators and operatives realized that the organizer of a terrorist cell “Right sector” in the Crimea, this figure is rather weak: in Moscow, in a psychiatric hospital Butyrskaya, Cherny himself told human rights activists as he was expelled from the army -this unstable psyche.

During the investigation Cherny twice drove to the Institute of the Serbian name; the impression that he himself would like to be recognized as irresponsible – then he would not have to serve his sentence in a penal colony.

According to the interrogation of other witnesses, it is clear that in addition to Aleksandra Pirogova, who was involved in an operational experiment “promotion” Alexei Cherny, surrounded by Oleg Sentsova were other agents.

In Simferopol, it was the art center “pockets” in which the collected different Crimeans negatively perceive the Russian annexation of the peninsula. I am sure that their conversation is being recorded or FSB, and among them were those who then passed on to speak directly in the center of security officers. Monitored and Sentsov.

Here, for example, showed that during the investigation, one of the witnesses, to attend meetings in the “pocket” of the art center: “… In the future, in the course of communication with Mr. Afanasyev, I concluded that they, as well as a number of persons under the leadership of Sentsova OG, preparing some illegal action in the city of Simferopol, as well as that of April 2014 have been carried out arson ” Russian community of Crimea ” and ” the Party of regions’ ” .

Obviously, this and other similar evidence already gathered “under Sentsova”. To honor those who wanted to “pockets”, it can be said that in addition to reading Cherny and Afanasyev and vague stories of two or three witnesses, the investigation could not gather anything more or less than “terrorist”: only solid assumptions, the word denial “krymnasha” – more in fact nothing.

He ashamed?

On Thursday, July 30 at the North Caucasus District Military Court in the trial of Sentsova, Kol’chenko and Cherny he refused to act: he said he was not against the announcement of his testimony given during the preliminary investigation. Why? He was ashamed to look in the eye and Sentsova Kol’chenko and continue to tell what was not?

I do not know. But for a whole working day of his testimony read to the prosecutor Tkachenko. It was found that with Gennadiem Afanasevym Cherny met at a rally of the opposition pro-Ukrainian Crimea March 8, 2014. And already his Oleg Afanasiev presented Sentsova.

Abstracts confessions Cherny on its activities:

“Around the end of November – beginning of December 2013 in Ukraine began many months of protest in response to the suspension of the Government of Ukraine signing an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. This action in the media called ‘euromaidan’ ‘.

In fact, at that time the people of Ukraine to choose between two paths of development of the country. The first was aimed at Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, and the second – on the establishment of international cooperation with the Russian Federation. After some time, namely at the end of January – early February 2014, he [Cherny] decided to visit Kiev, because I wanted to express my support for the supporters of the so-called Euromaidan.

After staying in Kiev for several days, Cherny AV He returned to Simferopol. In March 2014, after it became known that in the Republic of Crimea will hold a referendum on joining of the Russian Federation, he has decided that he will participate in all protest actions and rallies, as he considered that the Republic of Crimea – an integral part of Ukraine and any talk of joining Russia is nothing short of an attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At an event held on March 8, 2014, he met with GS Afanasiev, presented as the coordinator of one of the groups, the so-called ” dozens ”, the purpose of which was to destabilize the existing bodies of the Republic of Crimea through public rallies, protests as well as various kinds of illegal actions. After exploring Cirno AV Afanasyev with GS, as well as other people walked along the Boulevard Rosa Luxemburg Simferopol with Ukrainian flags. After that Cherny AV Afanasiev and GS We exchanged mobile phone numbers and the next time met roughly 09-10 March 2014 on the banks of the river Small Salgir. <…>

The next time Cherny AV Afanasyev met with GS March 12, 2014 near the school number 7 in Simferopol. At this meeting it was about 20-30 people. Afanasiev GS I gave everyone who came about 20 leaflets anti-Russian ” The tanks do not choose whom to press! ” and “Do you think they have come to defend you? No! They have come because of your ground! ” And instructed to paste them on the way of each to his house. “

Indications of Cherny and Sentsov

“<…> Sentsov OG, which presented itself as a supporter of the organization ” Right Sector ”, supports and promotes the radical methods of struggle for the exit of the Republic of Crimea from Russia. Sentsov OG I spoke to all of the need to actively combat destabilizing activities of the Republic of Crimea authorities. <…>

In addition, <…> Sentsov OG He pointed out the need to blow up the monument to VI Lenin and make it to the April 22, 2014 (the birthday of Vladimir Lenin), explaining that the monument is located on a central square of Simferopol, and undermine it, undoubtedly, will attract a lot of attention of the authorities, the press and produce intimidation of the population Crimea, sow panic among the civilian population and lead to a destabilization of the situation.

<…> Perceiving Sentsova OG as a representative of the organization ” Right Sector ”, Cherny AV, sharing ideas at the time of the organization and methods of its activity, has become aware that Sentsov OG is the founder and head of a structural unit of the organization ” Right Sector ”, acting on the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and his orders are enforceable <…>

<…> Sentsov OG in a personal conversation with Cherny AV He said that it is necessary to make an IED as soon as possible, at the same time explaining that the funds will be transferred immediately to acquire IED components. In the discussion participated Afanasiev GS, which is an approximate face Sentsova OG, responsible for the activities of all participants created by the last group. On the same day he (Cirno AV) from GS Afanasyeva I received a cash amount of 200 hryvnia, which was intended for the acquisition of the necessary components of an IED. In addition, GS Afanasiev He explained that this is only a small part of the funds that will be allocated for carrying out of the explosion.

<…> During the conversation, Afanasiev GS explained that from Sentsova OG been instructed to arrange arson office of public organization ” Russian community of Crimea ”, located at the address: Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, str. Dolgorukovskaya, d. 11/2, in order to intimidate the population and the impact on decision-making bodies of the Government of the Republic of Crimea output of its composition <…>.

<…> Sentsov OG He has Cherny AV the need to accelerate to an explosion of the monument and to comply with all measures of conspiracy. On the assumption Cherny AV that in case of failure they can be detained by law enforcement agencies, Sentsov OG He went into another room and showed Makarov pistol, while showing a loaded magazine. All his actions were accompanied by the words: ” We have much to protect you! ” <…>

<…> The communication Sentsov OG He expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the group and the fact that all of its activities in the city is chaotic and uncoordinated character. In this case, it is often said phrase: ” Here I am at war ”, while keeping in mind how he participated in the fighting against law enforcement officials in Kiev during the so-called euromaidan <…>.

<…> The meeting also Sentsov OG explained that the implementation of the explosion of the monument VI Lenin would have to be involved a group of people with different tasks at the same time directly Cherny AV it will be necessary to implement the VCA tab, and someone will be tasked to monitor the streets and provide waste <…>.

This is only part of the evidence Alexei Cherny, who on Thursday at the trial the prosecutor read out.

30 thousand rubles damage and ominous card Klitschko

The above can be true, and the fabrication of the investigation.

It is known to arson two offices – “Russian Community of Crimea” and “United Russia”.

Similarly, we know: Lenin monument and eternal flame memorial nobody blew up.

What happens in the body?

First written as a blueprint reading Cherny, Pirogov and Afanasyev. Second, as a material evidence of terrorist activity Sentsova – money seized from his apartment during a search: 1200 hryvnia, $ 100, € 50.

Third, damage to property by arson office “Russian Community of Crimea”, according to the estimate of the cost of construction works amounted to 30 thousand rubles.

Indications as written under the dictation of the investigator. As if extracted under torture. Gennady Afanasiev refused in court on his past testimony, saying that they had been given under duress (similar words spoken and Cirno lawyer Ile Novikovu). But in this case in fact there is a conclusion of psychophysiological examination (using a lie detector) on October 26, 2014: “According to the report, there is information in the Afanasyev memory that he had received instructions from the Sentsova OG in April 2014 control activities Cherny on manufacturing IEDs, as well as that Sentsov gathered for secret meetings of persons who shared the idea of the output of the Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

In the case of figures and an interesting “proof” communication Oleg Sentsova with “right sector” and personally Dmitriem Yaroshem: document that May 17, 2014 Jarosz made at the debate during the presidential elections. He then said: “Along with the return of Ukraine’s defense capability necessary to deploy guerrilla war and destabilize the situation in Crimea”. This is the mission statement of the “right sector” leader made when all the figures of the “Crimean affairs” were already behind bars.

Serious relations Sentsova the terrorist underground in the show, and such “material evidence”: a few tickets “Simferopol-Kyiv” and back, found during a search of his home, as well as business cards Vitaliya Klichko and Sports Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Bulatov.

The last key point: all persons who appear in the indictment as participants in the terrorist underground, located in Ukraine.

Because interrogate them to justice will not succeed.

So it happened that on one side of the scale – Cherny testimony misspoke Sentsova, because otherwise he himself would be judged as an organizer and the main “terrorist” (testimony Afanasyeva, who, when he calls Sentsova main organizer, faith little, because it is very they are similar to the testimony Cherny).

And on the other side of the scale – Alexander Kol’chenko that acknowledges their participation in one of the arson, but did not recognize Sentsova terrorist. And he Sentsov that a year does not acknowledge guilt, does not give evidence, but said that during the arrest he was tortured and put in his mouth a Makarov pistol.

This gun, by the way, found during a search in one of the houses; it found “a part of biological materials derived from Sentsova OG” (speaking in Russian, DNA Sentsova).

I – Oleg Sentsov

One can say that if Russia had a fair trial, Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko would definitely justified. But the court in Russia.

Why am I writing all this?

I want very much to those of their Russian colleagues Sentsova who have imagination, have tried all these circumstances themselves, would come to Rostov-on-Don, convinced of the innocence and Sentsova Kol’chenko and openly in their defense.

Author: Zoya Svetova, a Russian journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 01/08/2015

How Russia imprisoned Ukrainians: a kaleidoscope of political affairs last year

July 11, 2015

On the day of the preliminary hearing on the case Olega Sentsova it is worth remembering those who in Russia is called “Crimean terrorists” and other political affairs, institutions against Ukrainians

In the Rostov military district court began preliminary hearings in the so-called Crimean case. In the dock – a famous Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian ecologist Alexander Kol’chenko. They are accused of creating a terrorist community – the branch of “Right Sector” in the Crimea, in two arsons and attempted terrorist acts in Simferopol.

The prosecution believes that “the Crimean terrorists” were going to “have an impact on the authorities of the Russian Federation, created in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and make Russia” to decide on the withdrawal of the Republic of Crimea from the Russian Federation. “

Open process

Preliminary hearings – absolutely closed and “ritual” meeting, which addressed the issue of the extension of the preventive measures and Kol’chenko Sentsova. defendants’ lawyers said the request for the exclusion of the case of inadmissible evidence and asked the court to hold a trial on the merits in the open mode.

During the meeting it was announced that the trial of Sentsov will be held in an open mode; The date of examination of the merits – on 21 July. The period of Sentsova extended until December.

The trial of “Crimean terrorists” – in fact, the first major process where the dock citizens of Ukraine, which is judged after the annexation of the Crimea.

At the end of last year, closed to the condemned one more defendants in the case – Gennady Afanasiev, who went on to deal with the justice, he pleaded guilty and testified on Sentsova and Kol’chenko. Afanasyev has received seven years of strict regime and will address the court in Rostov-on-Don as a key witness for the prosecution.

The second key witness in this case Alexey Cirno judged in the Rostov District Military Court, his case was also heard in a special mode – behind closed doors and without witnesses. The verdict is the same – seven years of strict regime.

Cirno as Afanasyev, perform a prosecution witness at the trial of Oleg and Alexander Sentsova Kol’chenko.

Let me remind you: neither Oleg Sentsov nor Alexander Kol’chenko pleaded not guilty in the creation of the terrorist community.

Terrorists, murderers, punitive: the chronology of absurdity

“Crimean terrorists” arrested in May 2014 and in June of last year in the Luhansk region of Voronezh evacuated Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which was soon charged – “complicity in the murder of Russian journalists.”

Court in her case will begin in late July – August.

In August, 2014 in Rostov-on-Don was arrested cattleman Sergey Litvinov . It was transferred to Moscow, and it turned out that he is accused of more “Ukrainian business”, along with Nadezhda Savchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsenom Avakovym, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igorem Kolomoyskim and others.

First Litvinov was accused of killings of civilians by Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code ( “abuse of the civilian population, as well as the use in armed conflict of means and methods prohibited by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”), but after in the case has entered the lawyer Viktor Parshutkin agreement, the charge corrected, and now Litvinov charged with “robbery against a citizen of Russia.” Apparently, the criminal article 356 will disappear from the prosecution, she disappeared from the prosecution in the case of Hope Savchenko.

In September of 2014 in Russia have arrested two more Ukrainian citizens – 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 32-year-old Valentina Vygivskogo .

Both sit in the “Lefortovo”, each – his accusation of espionage. Almost ten months to him did not allow Ukrainian consul; They allowed only after Ukraine detained the wounded Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev, and they asked for a meeting with the Russian consul. Here’s to the “Ukrainian spy” let their consul.

The investigation of these two “espionage cases” coming to an end; the courts will soon begin.

Another citizen, but in Russia, which has, moreover, a residence permit in Ukraine, the Russian FSB suspected of espionage in favor of Ukraine. His name is Viktor Shur, his 58 years, until his arrest, he studied architecture and antiques. Its going to judge in the city of Bryansk – at the place of the crime. The matter secret and doubtful, and what information allegedly passed on or would like to convey citizen Shur – is unknown.

Ukrainians hunting

If you examine the list of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia on various charges (and it is only those which have at least some information), there is an impression, starting from May of last year, Ukraine has steadily sent into killers Russia, terrorists, spies, and Russian special services have to monitor the movement of all Ukrainians on the territory of our country and to seek out the criminals amongst them.

History of Ukrainian student Yuri Yatsenko, who a year spent in a Russian prison on charges of possession of gunpowder and was released “for otsizhennym” pretty much explains those interested as possible from ordinary Ukrainians “bungled” terrorist, spy, violator of the Geneva Convention and Basayev militants.

I’m not saying that all Ukrainians holy and do not commit any crimes, particularly in Russia. But those of whom I speak, – and there are about ten or so people – a people whose guilt is in serious doubt.

Why?

There is little doubt that many of them, Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kol’chenko Alexei Cirno, Gennady Afanasiev, were subjected to torture (torture, that passed through a student Yuri Yatsenko, read here ).

I hope that the 73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko and 58-year-old Victor Shura was not tortured, but that they “treated psychologically” and achieved result – almost no doubt.

Ukrainian Chechen ‘militants’

As for Stanislav Klyha Karpyuk and Nicholas , who are accused of involvement in the 1994 war on the side of the Chechen fighters and killing Russian soldiers, in respect of them, most likely, too, used the terrible torture.

The fate of these two Ukrainian citizens know almost nothing.

For nearly a year the Russian investigation (the North Caucasus region) does not allow them the consul meetings with their relatives do not allow letters from home for them do not reach.

More recently, it became known that Klyha family entered into an agreement with a Russian lawyer who will soon be familiar with the case of his client in Pyatigorsk.

Nikolai Karpyuk rumored to be contained in Vladikavkaz; it has been almost a year has not been seen – by agreement of counsel to him not to, and the last letter he received from his wife in April.

The trial of Nicholas and Stanislaw Karpyuk Klyha may begin in the fall in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Grozny.

Ukrainian-Russian “exchange fund”

When more than a year ago that I first came to Oleg Sentsova in jail “Lefortovo”, he said: “I very much hope that my country, for the unity of which I have fought, will not leave me in the lurch.”

A year has passed, ended the investigation, in other similar cases, too, will soon begin trials – and what about Ukraine?

Nothing.

As I said a Ukrainian official sympathetically related to the Ukrainians arrested in Russia: “We are in a war, people are dying, and the poor guy still sitting in prison, but alive. We are still very difficult to help them. “

And I understand it. Theoretically. Speculative.

But emotionally – I do not understand. Why because of strategic, political – what you like – the interests of the two countries have to suffer real people and their families? It’s lost months or years of life.

It is said that recently the new head of the SBU Vasiliy Gritsak said in a television interview that the SBU is investigating 40 criminal cases against the Ukrainians, who spied for Russia.

Maybe when all-all condemned in Russia and in Ukraine, it will be possible to change the “all for all”? And it will yield between the two warring countries?

73-year-old Yuri Soloshenko, former director of defense plant “Vympel” in Poltava, every time we visit him in his cell of the Lefortovo prison, asked hopefully: “You heard something about the lists of Ukrainian citizens on the exchange with the Russians? Say I go there the second number after Hope Savchenko. “

I have nothing to answer him, and I quickly translate a conversation about the weather and asking if he gives prison doctors cure for coronary artery disease.

Author: Zoya Svetova, journalist, member of the PMC in Moscow, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of protection of human rights

Sourse, 10/07/2015

For Nadezda Savchenko in the prison hospital identified a floor

February 10, 2015

Zoe Svetova – known Russian journalist and human rights activist. She has four children, three of whom – young and promising journalists – Tikhon, Philip and T