The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to reconsider the verdict against the Crimeans Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol'chenko accused of organizing terror attacks in Crimea, the courts’ press service reports as cited by the BBC Russian Service.
Alexander Kol'chenko and the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation filed a cassation appeal against the verdict to the jurisdiction.
Despite this, the judge decided to deny the transfer of the case and appeals for consideration by a cassation instance. On May 30, a judge of the Military Criminal Investigation Division refused to consider an appeal against the verdict.
Just a reminder: Russian authorities illegally detained a Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kol'chenko in the occupied Crimea, and later tried them on fabricated charges of planning and organizing terrorist attacks.
Sentsov was sentenced by the Russian court to 20 years in prison, and Kol'chenko, as the alleged accomplice of Sentsov, to 10 years in prison.
It was reported earlier that Mark Feigin, a lawyer of the liberated Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, urged the Russian President to free the other Kremlin hostages: Yuri Soloshenko, Gennady Afanasiev Oleg Sentsov, Alexander Kol'chenko, Alexei Chirniy, Nikolai Karpyuk, Stanislav Klyh, Valentine Vygovskiy, Sergey Litvinov, Hayser Jemilev, Alexander Kostenko, etc.