Ukrainian political prisoner Kolchenko refuses to ask Russian court for pardon

Oleksandr Kolchenko


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Oleksandr Kolchenko from Crimea, who was illegally convicted in the Russian Federation, does not intend to ask for clemency, says his lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina

Sidorkina was allowed to meet Kolchenko for the first time after his transfer to a penal colony in Chelyabinsk Region. She reported that authorities kept her waiting for two hours, arguing that they had to check her identity. She added that prison guards had imposed unreasonable disciplinary measures on Kolchenko.

“Immediately after his arrival at the colony, two disciplinary sanctions were imposed on Kolchenko. He was placed in solitary confinement for seven days; in total, he spent 15 days in isolation. The grounds for these disciplinary measures were absolutely incommensurate with the disciplinary offense – Kolchenko allegedly used slang in conversations with others and did not greet prison personnel. Such an attitude towards political prisoners seems to have become traditional.” said Sidorkina.


On August 25, 2015, the North Caucasus District Military Court sentenced Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, both residents of Crimea, for conspiring to commit terrorist attacks in the annexed peninsula. Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a maximum security penal colony; Oleksandr Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.


Your letters of support can be addressed to Kolchenko through RosUznyk. Address of penal colony: 456612, Челябинская обл., Копейск, ул. Кемеровская, 20 (456612, Chelyabinsk Region, Kopeysk, ul. Kemerovskaya 20).


Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Source: Fakty

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  • Quartermaster

    And Russian apologists deny the fact of repression in the stolen Crimea. What liars they are.

    • Hillarious Clinton

      The shoe-banging durak Chrushchev stole it from Russia! Live with it, or commit suicide !

      • Quartermaster

        And a Russian prince murdered the Ukrainian ruler before the Mongol governor in Kazan after he was kidnapped from Kyiv. The Mongols then gave Muscovy Ukraine and Ukraine has longed for independence ever since.

        • Hillarious Clinton

          You must be reading Bandera’s “history” or from Azov battalion…Or you had just a joint or pipe…

          • Quartermaster

            Nah. Just history which the Soviet Union never taught you, and Putin doesn’t want you to hear either. Russia is a creation of the Mongol horde. Ukraine, and Kyiv, existed long before Moscow was even founded. Founded by a slavic lackey for the Mongols.

  • Hillarious Clinton

    The coin has always two sides: Why U-krajina doesn’t write and tell the stories of imprisoned Russians(mostly from Donbass) in its media? Because there is no free media,only presstitutes, constantly attacking Russia…Duraks of Ukraine, the world knows who started the military agression against Donbass in “your” country! I’m not defending Russia, but as your people suffers in Russian prisons, so are the Russians in your prisons! Or you want to tell us that you have no Russians imprisoned in U-krajinian prisons???

    • Quartermaster

      Russia infiltrated the same traitors they used in Crimea to set off the Donbas. The only people that think Ukraine started it are Russian trolls and presstitutes.

      There are indeed Russian soldiers in jail in Ukraine. they were captured in the the Donbas and were part of the invading troops from Russia. The situation if far different with them.

      • Hillarious Clinton

        Donbas inhabitants are Russians and always were Russians ! Ye4s,the situation is far different with the Donbas Russians in Kurvaina jails,under the fascist junta in Kiev…But for suka Savchenko will be the trade 1:50…If not,hang her high!!!

        • Quartermaster

          The only Fascist junta in any Slavic country is in Moscow.

          The only Russians in the donbas are Russian invaders. There are a few ukrainian traitors that speak Russian, however, and I’d be glad to see them hung higher than Haman.

          The only Russians in Ukrainian jails are Russian troops captured in the Donbas, or actual Russian criminals caught and jailed for their crimes.