Another one Ukrainian political prisoner was found in Crimea


The Ukrainian Helsinki Union reports about another one citizen of Ukraine, imprisoned in Crimea.

Mykola Shyptur was illegally detained by representatives of the so-called “self-defense” of Crimea in 2014, and then sentenced to nine years of imprisonment.

According to the human rights activists, a resident of Ivano-Frankivsk Mykola Shyptur was an active participant of the events at Maidan in 2014. Further, on the wave of solidarity he went to Crimea to take part in the rally to the 200-th anniversary of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. There the activist was detained by representatives of the “self-defense”.

“Shyptur toted a gun and fired off several warning shots trying to pull through chasers none of which was hurt. But the activist had been beaten for a long time by approximately 10 men with their hands, feet and even an electric shocker, resulting in his fingers broken,” reported the human rights defenders.

The Court of Sevastopol sentenced Shyptur to nine years of imprisonment for “an assault to murder” in April 2015. He has already been to a colony of Simferopol for one and a half years.

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