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 Kolmohorov released from custody after court overturned his sentence. VIDEO

Ukraine’s High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases has heard the cassation appeal in the case against member of the State Border Guard Service Serhii Kolmohorov and made a decision to annul his conviction.

This was reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET from the courtroom.

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Video by Oleh Bohachuk

Having considered the cassation appeal of the border guard Kolmohorov, taking into account the arguments of the prosecutors and the victim, the court ruled to overturn the verdict of the court in Mariupol which previously sentenced the accused to 13 years in prison.

Read more: Lawyers say casings found at scene not from Kolmohorov's machine gun

Earlier, the cassation hearing in Kolmohorov case was deferred to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 after the prosecutor was reported to be unable to appear.

Even earlier, the court of Mariupol sentenced the Ukrainian border guard to 13 years in prison for inflicting lethal injuries to a female passenger of a car as he was executing an order to use force to stop the vehicle with intruders at the checkpoint. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and its veterans expect a review of conviction. The Court of Appeal earlier upheld the verdict. The case was to be heard by the Superior Specialized Court of Ukraine on Nov. 2.


 
 
 
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