60 Convicts From Occupied Territories Brought to Government-Controlled Territories
454 convicts have been transferred since 2014
“Again, I am on the bridge in Shchastia. I took 60 citizens of Ukraine, who were held in the penitentiary institutions in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region and were detained or were serving their sentences for crimes at the time of the occupation of Donbas,” Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova wrote on her Facebook page today.
She said that this was the fifth stage of the transfer of prisoners from ORLO. According to Denisova, from Dec. 2018 to May 2019, 255 convicts were transferred, 105 of them or their relatives directly appealed to the Ukrainian ombudsperson for help.
Denisova said that 454 convicts have been transferred since 2014.
Denisova said she is ready to take all Ukrainian citizens, who are serving their sentences in the occupied part of Donbas and who have expressed a desire to move to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian Government in order to continue serving their sentences.