Russian court extends until Oct 22 arrest of Ukrainian teen abducted by FSB

16:00, 23 July 2018
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The board of judges of the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov ruled to return the case to prosecutors for revision, Censor.NET reports.

The presiding judge is Sergey Gorelov.

The judge explained that the prosecutor had quoted in the indictment the old version of Article 205.1, which provides for up to eight years of imprisonment. At the same time, under the new edition of this article, Hryb may face up to 10 years in prison. This was the basis for the case file return.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, in August 2017, Pavlo Hryb was abducted from Belarus by the Russian FSB security force and consequently illegally arrested in the Russian Federation.

Trumped-up charges have been pressed against the teenager under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (an act of terrorism). Russian investigators accused Pavlo Hryb of allegedly plotting a terrorist attack at a school assembly in Sochi.

Pavlo Hryb is diagnosed with portal hypertension, which requires daily intake of necessary medications and a special diet, the lack of which could become fatal.

Russian authorities do not allow access of Ukrainian doctors to examine the political prisoner's health.

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