The Simferopol Railway District Court rejected the application of the lawyer Olga Dinze about the conditional release of the Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh on the first verdict. This was reported on July 13th by the correspondent of Crimea. Reality.
At the beginning of the trial, prosecutor Denis Myshkin filed a petition to stop the consideration of the application on the first verdict, since a new verdict was already passed.
Judge Dmitry Mikhailov granted the request of the prosecutor, the correspondent of Crimea. Reality reports.
On July 2nd, the prosecutor asked 4 years in a general regime colony on charges of disrupting the work of the IVS, and, taking into account the first criminal case, 6 years in a colony of general regime and a fine of 10,000 rubles.
Balukh continues the indefinite hunger strike, which he declared on March 19 2018.
The FSB of Russia detained Vladimir Balukh on December 8, 2016. Employees of the FSB claimed that they found 90 rounds and several TNT checkers in the attic of the house where Vladimir Balukh lives.
The court in the Crimea found Balukh guilty of possession of ammunition, and sentenced him to 3 years and 5 months in a penal colony, as well as a fine of 10,000 (approximately 4,600 hryvnia).
The defense of Balukh and human rights activists assert that he was a victim of repression for his pro-Ukrainian position – because of the flag of Ukraine, which was in the courtyard of his house.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministries and USA insist on the release of the Ukrainian activist by the Russian authorities.