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In Ukraine released man sentenced to life imprisonment

  • In Ukraine released man sentenced to life imprisonment

Vinnitsa: Alexander Kaverzin, convicted of 13 crimes, was released from life imprisonment. This decision was taken by the Court of Appeal of Vinnytsia region, because it established that there is a significant threat to human life and health.

Alexander Kaverzin is an invalid of the 1st group on vision, suffers from intracranial pressure, which can provoke a stroke. The man was blinded by the torture that the police officers had inflicted on him. This was also learned by the European Court of Human Rights.

"In accordance with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on May 15, 2012 in the "Kaverzin v. Ukraine" case (application No. 23893/03), there has been a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in connection with the applicant's torture by the police; violation of Article 3 of the Convention in connection with the failure of the authorities to conduct an effective investigation into the applicant's complaint of torture; violation of Article 3 of the Convention due to the lack of adequate medical attention in the period from January to September 2001 due to eye damage; violation of Article 3 of the Convention in connection with the application of handcuffs to the applicant in the Dnipropetrovsk colony," reads the decision of the Appeal Court of Vinnytsia region.

Also, the court was guided by the ECHR decision in the case of Lors vs The Netherlands. It states that "complete sensory isolation, in conjunction with total social isolation, can destroy the person and forms a form of inhuman treatment that can not be justified by security needs for any reasons."

Alexander Kaverzin was accused of killing seven people, among whom were three police officers. He was also convicted of causing serious bodily harm, illegal possession of firearms, banditry and robbery.


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