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 Pavlichenko Beaten in Prison in Retaliation for Interview on Mobile. VIDEO

Representatives of the Pavlichenko family argue that Dmytro was beaten deliberately - for the interview, which the prisoner gave to one of the TV channels.

In turn, law enforcement officials say that the fight is the result of a quarrel. Participants received minor injuries, according to TSN. "The reasons for the fight are trivial. Verbal offences turned into a fight. The injuries are minor since the representatives of the jail administration were able to see everything and prevent the turn of events," said the speaker of Kyiv Penitentiary Service Oleksandr Naumenko.

The representative of the family Volodymyr Shyrochenko: "According to my information, he was beaten. He did not take part in any conflict, and that the beating was a punishment for the fact that he was using a mobile phone." Dmytro Pavlichenko was beaten in jail today, January 21. According to the Penitentiary Service, a scuffle broke out between inmates.

On March 21, 2011, judge of Shevchenko District Court of Kyiv Serhii Zubkov was killed. Dmytro Pavlichenko and his son Serhii were arrested on suspicion of committing the crime but they did not admit their guilt. October 2, 2012 Holosiivskyy district court in Kyiv sentenced Dmytro Pavlichenko to life in prison, and his son Serhii - to 13 years in prison.

Rallies in defense of the Pavlichenko family were held in different cities of Ukraine as well as abroad. On January 14 the hearing by the Court of Appeal of Serhii and Dmytro Pavlichenko's sentences was postponed to January 23.

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