The trial of citizens of Ukraine Stanislav Klykh and Nikolay Karpyuk is in progress in Chechnya
October 26, 2015, the citizens Ukrainians Nikolay Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, who were detained in Chechnya about 18 months ago, were finally allowed to interact with the press.
Journalists were not allowed to ask questions, that`s why Stanislav Klykh demonstrated traces of torture on his wrists and knees. The Ukrainians appreciate the state of Ukraine does not forget them.
“I want to convey that the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity do not bring our struggle to an end. Ensuring personal liberties and our country`s prosperity are our major objectives. So, once again I encourage all Ukrainians to struggle. Let`s not give up”, – noted Karpyuk.
Today the technical hearings, extending the prisoners` preventive measures, were held. Effective October 27 the jury will be hold hearings on the merits. Ilya Novikov, the defense attorney of Nadezhda Savchenko, will be defending Nikolay Karpyuk free of costs.
Meanwhile, Vera Savchenko was granted the right to be the public defender of Ukrainian prisoners. Thus, she has the right to speak at court, submit documents to be considered by the court, visit Karpyuk and Klykh at the pre-trial detention center, as well as raise funds to lend support to the prisoners.
Along with Nadezhda Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov, Ukraine recognizes these Ukrainians to be political prisoners and demands to release them.