Kirovo-Chepetsk district court of Kirov region in Russia refused Crimean political prisoner Oleksandr Kostenko the conditional early release, "Krym.Realii" reports.
According to Kostenko’s lawyer Dmytro Sotnikov, this decision is a political one.
"On the basis of the court resolution about the conditional early release, the fact that the imprisoned did not admit his guilt, should not be taken as a reason for refusing CER. It should be taken to account only the level of a breach.
The fact that imprisoned greeted or did not greet an officer, even if a breach took place, can not influence on CER, however the court considered that not admitting of guilt and placing to the disciplinary cell matters", — the lawyer considers.
Sotnikov also intends to file an appeal against the decision.
"We plan to appeal the decision. We can apply for next CER in six months, but also we can apply for changing the penalty to the light one. It is possible in our case, as in this article it is provided fine and corrective labour", — Sotnikov said.
Let us recall, Kostenko, who was sentenced to 3,5 years in prison by the Crimean "court", was placed to the disciplinary cell on the eve of consideration of his early release.