: Chechen court sentences Ukrainians Karpyuk and Klykh to 22 and 20 years in jail

18:23 May. 26, 2016

Chechen court sentences Ukrainians Karpyuk and Klykh to 22 and 20 years in jail

Chechen court sentences Ukrainians Karpyuk and Klykh to 20 and 22 years in jail

Last week the jury found them guilty on all charges, including killing Russian servicemen while participating in the Chechen war 

Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh are sentenced by the Chechen court to 22.5 and 20 years in prison respectively. That is according to the Radio Liberty correspondent Anton Naumlyuk reporting from the court room in Grozny.

The defence lawyer Illya Novikov has also confirmed this information on his Twitter.

 

On May 19, the Chechen jury found the Ukrainian prisoners guilty on all the charges, including creating a criminal gang and killing Russian servicemen while participating in the Chechen war of 1994-1995 and fighting alongside Chechen separatists.

The defendants plead not guilty and say the charges are entirely fabricated.

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