19 October 2016, 09:50
Karpyuk and Klykh sign agreement on unified defence
At the consideration of their appeal complaint by the Supreme Court of Russia, the citizens of Ukraine Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, convicted on charges of involvement in the first Chechen war on the militants' side, will be defended by three advocates. On October 18, both convicts signed an agreement on unified defence, Ilya Novikov, one of the advocates, has reported.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 26, Karpyuk was sentenced to 22.5 years, and Klykh – to 20 years in prison. The Russia's Supreme Court has appointed the consideration of the appeal for October 26.
According to investigators, on December 31, 1994, Karpyuk and Klykh, being members of the UNA-UNSO organization (banned in Russia), took part in warfare in Grozny and killed at least 30 Russian servicemen.
According to Mr Novikov, the advocate Marina Dubrovina, whose services Klykh rejected on October 17 at the court session in Grozny on the case of insulting the public prosecutor, will defend Karpyuk and Klykh at the Supreme Court.
Let us note here that Dubrovina herself said that Klykh had rejected her services "in the state of mental disorder."
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.