The Ministry of justice is studying the request of the Ministry of justice of Ukraine about results home convicted in may the Supreme court of Chechnya Ukrainians Stanislaus Cliche and Nicholas Karpuk and their treatment on the transfer of Ukraine for further punishment, reported “Interfax” in the press service of the Russian Ministry.
Requests and appeals “are dealt with in accordance with the Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons of 1983 and the Russian legislation,” the Ministry said.
On the request of the Ukrainian Ministry of justice the Ministry reported back in June, adding that the documents considered. On Tuesday, November 29, the Deputy head of the Ministry of justice of Ukraine Sergey Petuhov has informed on his page in Facebookthat Karpyuk and Klyh sent to the Ministry of justice of Ukraine on the case of transfer to the homeland and that a request will be sent to Russia.
“Received treatment on the transfer of Ukraine Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislaus Cliche illegally convicted in Chechnya. Just send
the appropriate requests to the Russian Federation”, – said Petukhov.
The extradition request Karpiuk, who was sentenced to 22.5 years of imprisonment for participation in illegal armed groups in the North Caucasus in 1994, murder and attempted murder by Russian servicemen, was sent on 16 June and a request for the issuance of Cliche, sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony, sent to Moscow on June 23.
According to Russian investigators, Karpyuk and Klyh was part of the radical Ukrainian organization UNA-UNSO (“Ukrainian national Assembly – Ukrainian national self-defense”), created in Ukraine in the early 1990-ies to “counter the Russian authorities in any form and the destruction of the Russian citizens of Russian nationality”.
In SK consider that in late 1994 and early 1995, the Ukrainians fought against Russian Federal forces in the armed forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Ichkeria (Chechnya). They participated in the fighting against Russian troops in Grozny, in particular in the fighting in the area of the square and a Second at the presidential Palace. In the judgment it was alleged that from 31 December 1994 to 5 January 1995, the Ukrainian nationalists killed 30 Russian soldiers and tried to kill 15 soldiers.
Human rights activists have repeatedly noted that the criminal case against Karpyuk and Cliche was fabricated. They pointed to inconsistencies in the statements of the investigation. The Karpyuk has repeatedly stated that he was forced under torture to incriminate himself and many innocent people, since the FSB threatened the lives and health of his minor son. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry called the sentence Karpiuk and Klychu “shameful,” and their own “political hostages.”