Political prisoner Dmytro Shtyblikov sentenced to 12.6 years in prison

April 27, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27, the occupiers sentenced Dmytro Shtyblikov, a defendant in the so-called case of Ukrainian saboteurs, to 12.6 years in a strict regime colony. This was reported by his daughter via her Facebook page.

We remind you that on November 9, 2016, FSB officers detained Volodymyr Dudka, Dmytro Shtyblikov, Oleksii Bessarabov and Hlib Shablii in Sevastopol on suspicion of preparing a sabotage in Crimea (article 30 and paragraph a of part 2 of article 281 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that these repressive actions are being carried out for an external audience with an attempt to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of the international community, as well as for an internal Russian audience to convince that Ukrainians are allegedly dangerous.

On May 18, 2017, Dmytro Shtyblikov entered into a pre-trial agreement with the investigation, that is, he pleaded guilty. Not a single independent lawyer was allowed to see him. On November 16, 2017, the so-called Sevastopol City Court sentenced him to 5 years in a maximum security colony and to a fine of 200 thousand rubles.

On April 4, 2019, the so-called Sevastopol City Court sentenced the persons involved in the so-called case of Ukrainian saboteurs Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksii Bessarabov to 14 years in prison and imposed a fine of 350 and 300 thousand rubles, respectively.