Following a Russian court’s decision last week to sentence Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison (see previous blog), Ukraine has added new people and institutions it believes to be involved in her detention and that of other Ukrainian citizens to its sanctions against Russia. In its statement, Ukraine’s Security and Defence Council said that among those sanctioned are executives and personnel of the FSB, the Investigative Committee of the Russia Federation, the Prosecutors Office, the judicial corps, and the military. It accused the listed institutions of involvement in “abduction, unlawful detention, torture, falsification of cases, and organisation of made-to-order legally void sentences”.
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >