Karpiuk, Klykh's lawyers to file lawsuit with ECHR

Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanilsav Klykh convicted in Chechnya of alleged participation in the war on the side of the self-proclaimed Ichkeria have signed documents necessary for the preparation of a claim in the European Court of Human Rights.

Consul General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don Vitalii Moskalenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

He notes that representatives of the Consulate General visited Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh in SIZO-1 (remand prison) in Grozny and received the signed documents.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of Chechnya found Karpiuk and Klykh guilty of killing Russian soldiers during the war in Chechnya. According to investigators, they fought there alongside well-known Ukrainian politicians - Yatseniuk, Yarosh, Tiahnybok brothers, etc.

The defense claim the Ukrainians testified under torture. Russian-based Memorial rights group calls Karpiuk and Klykh "political prisoners."

Karpiuk and Klykh have been sentenced to 22.5 and 20 years in prison respectively. Russia's Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal.

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