Ukraine: Prison Sentence for Academic in Separatist Region
(Kyiv) – A military tribunal in the separatist-held area of Ukraine’s Donetsk region convicted a professor with pro-Ukrainian views on trumped-up charges of illegal weapons possession on May 3, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The court sentenced the academic, Ihor Kozlovsky, to 32 months in prison. The de facto authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) should immediately annul the sentence and free Kozlovsky.
“Kozlovsky’s treatment from detention through trial has been a huge affront to the rule of law, and his conviction and sentence should be immediately annulled,” said Tanya Cooper, Ukraine researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Kozlovsky …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch