Lawyer: the SBU is no more interested in the case of a Crimean volunteer

Stanislav Krasnov Stanislav Krasnov

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) does not consider as a priority the case of Head of the Azov-Crimea Civic Corps public organization Stanislav Krasnov. This was stated by Krasnov’s lawyer Andriy Mamalyga defending Krasnov in court.

The lawyer said about the loss of pressure on the participants of the process due to the SBU’s lower interest in the case.

“As long as the SBU is no more interested in the case, we actually feel no pressure. But the situation may change,” said Mamalyga.

Earlier Mamalyga said about the SBU’s pressure on the Court in Krasnov’s case.

In November 2016, the European Court of Human Rights started considering a complaint of Krasnov on tortures at the hands of the SBU.

It was earlier reported about Crimean volunteer Krasnov and his girlfriend activist Oksana Shelest’s detention by the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) on the night of February 28, 2016. Krasnov was charged with illegal keeping of weapons.

In addition, the SBU stated about an arms cache found in the Kiev region and allegedly made by Krasnov.

In its turn, the activist’s defense said that the SBU officers had tortured Krasnov. During one of the Court’s hearings on applying a measure of restraint the activist was hospitalized with a hypertensic crisis, a cerebral concussion and a closed craniocerebral injury diagnosed by doctors.

Krasnov was released from the remand prison and placed under house arrest on September 22, 2016.

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