Pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko rejected a complaint about the extension of the detention period

October 16, 2020

On Friday, October 16, the Russian court rejected the appeal of the defense of the pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko to extend his term of detention. He will remain in jail until November 2020.

We remind that on February 8, 2019, Russian security officials searched the dwelling of pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko in the village of Orikhove, Saky District.

On October 9, 2019, Russian security officials again broke into Oleg Prykhodko’s dwelling and kidnapped him. On October 10, a search was conducted in his dwelling, during which the man was detained. His wife Liubov Prykhodko was also detained. The activist is accused of “terrorism" and “manufacture of explosives.” The woman was detained as a witness, but later released. On October 10, the so-called Kyiv District Court arrested Oleg Prykhodko until December 10. Later Prykhodko’s DNA samples were illegally taken. According to lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov, this was done for the purpose of falsifying evidence. The political prisoner had his measure of restraint repeatedly extended.