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Yanukovych sentenced for treason

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Ukraine's Ex-President Yanukovych Sentenced to 13 Years' Imprisonment for High Treason


Yanukovych fleeing to Russia with suitcases full of state money on chopper. 22/23 February 2014.

The Obolon District Court in Kyiv has pronounced Ukraine's fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and contributing to an aggressive war against Ukraine. He has been sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment. The court took nearly eight hours to read out the lengthy verdict believed to be around 100 pages long. Shortly after the sentence was announced, Yanukovych’s lawyer Oleksander Horoshynskiy stated that they will be filing an appeal against the verdict, as well as an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights. Yanukovych – who has been hiding in Russia since he fled there in February 2014 while the Euromaidan protests were in full swing – has been largely ignoring the court hearings that went for over a year, with the last hearing taking place on December 5. His position is that the case is groundless and politically motivated. Yanukovych was tried on charges of high treason, aiding the conduction of an aggressive war and deliberate actions committed with the aim of altering the state border of Ukraine. However, the judges concluded that there is no evidence that Yanukovych's actions were motivated by a desire to change the state border so this article was removed from the final verdict.

Too bad Ukraine has banned capital punishment. Yanukovych should hang in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square, Kyiv).

Related: https://www.debatepolitics.com/europe/345021-yanukovych-found-guilty.html
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