Whereabouts of political prisoners Dudka and Bessarabov unknown - Ukrainian Ombudsperson Denisov

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
08 October 2019, 15:35
Фото: РИА Новости
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
08 October 2019, 15:35

The whereabouts of Ukrainian citizens Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov, who were detained in the territory of the occupied Crimea, is unknown.

This was announced today, October 8, by the Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmila Denisova.

“According to information received from relatives and lawyers, at the end of September, our citizens were taken out of a prison in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea. It is not known where the citizens of Ukraine are,” Denisova wrote on the social network.

She further noted that she had contacted the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation, Tatyana Moskalkova, so that she would take measures to establish the whereabouts of Dudka and Bessarabov to further inform relatives and lawyers.

На сьогодні місцеперебування громадян України Володимира Дудки та Олексія Бессарабова – невідоме.Згідно отриманої...

Опубліковано Людмилою Денісовою Вівторок, 8 жовтня 2019 р.

Volodymyr Dudka, Oleksiy Bessarabov and the third person involved in the case - Dmitry Shtyblikov - were detained on November 9, 2016 in Sevastopol. They were accused of organizing a sabotage by an organized group and possession of weapons. In April 2019, Bessarabov and Dudka were sentenced to 14 years in a maximum security colony. Shtyblikov made an agreement with the investigation, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison and a fine of 200 thousand rubles.