KRASNODAR (QHA) -

Andriy Kolomiets illegally imprisoned in the Russian Federation for participation in protest rallies on Maidan, was allowed to see a lawyer, his wife and the Ukrainian Consul, lawyer Aleksandr Popkov informed on Facebook.

The lawyer has twice visited the colony to monitor the conditions of detention of the Ukrainian citizen in custody and promised to continue working on his release.

“I have twice visited Andriy in the colony at the request of his spouse; the management or prisoners do not put pressure on him, relations are normal, but of course it is not easy out there, he is still a stranger. Ukrainian Consul has already visited him recently, as well as his wife Galina Kolomiets. We will work with colleagues on the legal methods of protection and liberation of the Ukrainian political prisoner.”

Earlier, in late December political prisoner Andriy Kolomiets, convicted in the occupied Crimea for participation in the Revolution of Dignity, was transported to the colony near the city of Krasnodar.

Andriy Kolomiets, a resident of Kyiv region, born June 10, 1993, was sentenced by a former judge of Ukraine Mikhail Belousov, was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in a strict regime colony. He was charged with the alleged attempted murder of two former employees of "Berkut" unit during the events on the Maidan in Kyiv. He was charged under several articles of the Criminal Code: Art. 105 of the Criminal Code - murder of two or more persons (unfinished), Art. 228 - possession of drugs, Art. 30 - attempt to commit a crime.
The Ukrainian was detained on the territory of Kabardino-Balkaria, and then transported to Crimea. Human rights defenders and lawyer believe the case is completely fabricated and politically motivated.


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