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 Russian court rules to imprison Ukrainian Afanasiev closer to home. DOCUMENT (in Russian)

The Syktyvkar city court has ordered the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia to recognize the right of Crimea-born political prisoner Hennadii Afanasiev, who is convicted in Russia of terrorism, to serve his sentence closer to home.

Russian human rights activist Ernest Mezak wrote on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

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"The Syktyvkar city court has partially granted the claim of "Crimean terrorist" Hennadii Afanasiev and ordered the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia to change Hennadii's place of imprisonment in accordance with article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Let me remind you that the convention guarantees the right for respect of family life, which, according to the case law of the ECHR, implies the duty of the authorities to favor family visits," the human rights activist wrote.

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