The victory of Ukraine in the ECHR: the Strasbourg court accepted the arguments of Kiev

The European court of human rights (ECHR) located in Strasbourg, handed down the first decision on the complaint against Ukraine, associated with loss of control of Kiev over part of the territory of the Luhansk region. This is stated in the decision published on the website of the ECHR on Tuesday, July 25, reports “European true”.

The complaint was filed concluded Alexander Globecom serving sentences on charges of several crimes, including banditry and armed robberies.

He was convicted in April 2013 one of the courts of Luhansk region and received a sentence of 8 years and 9 months imprisonment, is serving in jail in the city of Starobilsk in Luhansk region.

Shortly after his conviction, Hlebec appealed to the court of appeal, located in Lugansk. But as in 2014, the city was occupied by illegal armed groups with the support of Russia, on his appeal is still pending decision.

In fact, the appeal has become impossible, because the materials of the case remained in Lugansk.

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Prisoner Chlebik filed a complaint to Strasbourg to Ukraine – he claimed that the state had violated his right to exercise fair justice within a reasonable time period.

The judges of the European court of human rights unanimously found that Ukraine is not responsible for the consequences of loss of control over the territory of the Luhansk region.

Taking into account the arguments of Kyiv that Ukraine has made every effort to obtain materials of the case provided the plaintiff with the opportunity to meet with the Ombudsman, as well as the arguments that the conduct of a new investigation of charges against Chlebina without access to case materials is not possible, the ECHR decided that Ukraine had not violated the Convention.

This decision was the first in which the ECtHR examined the complaint that is associated with the loss of Ukraine’s control over the territory of separate areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

We will remind, Ukraine will present to the ECHR additional evidence against Russia, said the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of justice Pavel Petrenko.