Simferopol / Aqmescit (QHA) -

The prison sentence of Alexander Kostenko, convicted in Crimea of injury to a Berkut ( Ukrainian police) employee in Kiev, as well as storing parts of firearms, has been reduced to 3 years and 11 months, reports his lawyer Dmitry Sotnikov.

- Kostenko’s jail term has been changed to 3 years and 11 months instead of 4 years 2 months, the lawyer wrote on his FB page.

The defense intends to file an appeal against the Supreme Court decision.

Just a reminder: on May, 15 the Kiev District Court of Simferopol convicted Alexander Kostenko, firstly, of injuring the Berkut employee’s health in February, 2014 and, secondly, storing parts of firearms. He was sentenced to 4 years and 2 months in a general regime penal colony. The defense said it would file a lawsuit to the European Court of Human Rights.

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