A jury in the Chechen capital of Grozny found guilty Nikolay Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, two Ukrainian political prisoners, wrote Mark Feigin on his Facebook page on May 19.
“Predictably, a jury in Grozny found Karpyuk and Klykh guilty,” Feigin wrote.
According to Feigin, the defense did a very bad job defending the Ukrainians.
Feigin alleged that Nikolay Karpyuk might be given a life sentence.
“This is a very big problem because that way he cannot be handed over to Ukraine under the Convention,” wrote Feigin.
Klykh and Karpyuk stand accused of allegedly fighting against the Russian Army on the side of Ichkeriya’s President Johar Dudayev in 1994-1995.
According to the Russian investigators, Klykh and Karpyuk were members of the UNA-UNSO, a paramilitary organization established in Ukraine in the early 90s.
Russian security services arrested Karpyuk in an area in Russia bordering on Ukraine’s Chernigov region in March 2014. Klykh was arrested in the Russian city of Oryol in August 2014.