The former head of the Sakhalin region Alexander Horoshavina: Kirill Yasko / RIA Novosti
The Supreme court has cancelled the decision on prolongation of arrest of the former Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Horoshavin. This was reported by his lawyer Olga Artyukhova Agency Sakhalin.info.
Artyukhov noted that the Presidium of the Supreme court overturned all the decisions about the extension of the guard. She added that the prosecution did not cancel the orders even after the verdict of the European court of human rights (ECHR).
In March the ECHR ordered Russia to pay prizes of five thousand euros. The European court found that Russia violated the Convention for the protection of the rights and freedoms of the person, which prohibits the excessive length of pretrial detention.
Alexander Khoroshavin in 2007 was the Governor of the Sakhalin region. In March 2015 he was arrested for bribery. Russian President Vladimir Putin removed him from his post. Over two years the programme received bribes in the amount of $ 5.6 million.
In February 2018, the court sentenced him to 13 years in strict regime colony. He also was sentenced to a fine in the amount of 500 million rubles. In June of the same year, the ex-Governor filed new charges of bribery.
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