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Yesypenko’s case sent for trial. First hearing on 6 of July

25.06.2021, 16:09
"Crimean Solidarity"
"Crimean Solidarity"

The preliminary court hearing of the case of Vladyslav Yesypenko is to be held on July 6 in the Simferopol district court, as "Crimean solidarity "  lawyer Emile Kurbedinov said.

According to the defense attorney, the preliminary investigation in the case of contributor to "Krym. Realii" Vladyslav Yesypenko has been completed and he has been referred to the Simferopol District Court. The first hearing will take place on July 6 at 2:00 p.m..

"Most likely, the investigation sent the case at the place of detention of Yesypenko, although the decision on arrest and pre-trial detention was made in the Kyiv District Court," the lawyer said.

He also noted that the process would be heard in a court of general jurisdiction, not the military, since the investigation did not establish any terrorist charge in the case.

As IMI reported, on April 30, the Russian-controlled Kyiv District Court of Simferopol  extended the arrest of Vladislav Yesipenko for two months, until July 11.

As IMI reported, on April 30, the Russian-controlled Kyiv District Court of Simferopol extended the arrest of Vladyslav Yesypenko for two months, until July 11.

As IMI reported, on March 10, Russian FSB officers detained Vladislav Yesypenko, a freelancer of Radio Svoboda (Crimea.Realities project), in the occupied Crimea. Yesypenko took part in the action dedicated to Taras Shevchenko's anniversary, which took place in Simferopol on March 9. The arrest term is until May 11.

Yesypenko is accused of gathering information "in the interests of Ukraine's special services," including for the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Russian FSB's Public Relations Center reported on March 16. According to the FSB, Yesipenko "carried out photo and video recording of the area, livelihoods and places of mass stay of people in the Crimea."

On 5 May, a new charge was brought against Vladyslav Yesypenko. His wife Kateryna Yesypenko said Vladyslav was accused additionally of an illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, or carrying of weapons and ammunition (Art. 222 of the Criminal Code).

As IMI reported, on April 13, Vladislav Yesipenko's lawyer Oleksiy Ladin said that his client was threatened with murder by a FSB officer if he withheld his previous testimony he made under torture.

On April 12, Ladin reported that in the first days after his detention, the FSB had illegally taken saliva from Esipenko for a biological examination.

On April 9, As IMI reported, on April 12, Russian FSB officers in Crimea threatened the execution to Vladyslav Yesypenko, an arrested contributor to Radio Liberty (Crimea.Reality RFE/RL project), after he accused the FSB of torturing him before the Crimean court..

As IMI reported, on April 6, Vladyslav Yesipenko said that FSB investigators had tortured him. He said this on April 6 during a session of the Supreme Court of Crimea.

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