Russia refuted that Sentsov had been tortured during his detention
Russian authorities claimed that Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov had not been tortured during his detention, and haematomas and racomas are of “an alternative origin”, as to Meduza citing the official\al resnponse of the Ministry of justice of Russia to the European court of human rights (ECHR). “Russian law enforcement bodies probed into statement made by Sentsov about harsh treatment and did not find reasons to institute any criminal proceedings”, as to the document Meduza disposed. The Ministry of justice added the Sentsov case was considered by the “court of justice formed in accordance with the law” and the judgment was not based on testimonies got under pressure”. The lawyers of Oleh Sentsov appealed to the ECHR saying Russian authorities had violated the article 3 (“Ban of tortures”) and article 5th (“Right of freedom and safety”). IMI reported North Caucasian military court of Rostov made its judgement on the case of Crimean residents Oleh Sentsov and Oleksander Kolchenko. They are adjudged guilty. Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in high security prison, Kolchenko – to 10 years. According to the version of Russian investigators, Sentsov created in Crimea a terrorist organization, a branch of "Right Sector" that is banned in Russia, having the goal to take over Crimea from Russia. Sentsov denies all these accusations.
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