Former Sakhalin Governor Khoroshavin casts his ballot in pre-trial detention center

Former Sakhalin Governor Khoroshavin casts his ballot in pre-trial detention center
Aleksandr Khoroshavin

His former subordinates Sergey Karepkin and Andrey Ikramov have also voted along with the former region head in the pre-trial detention center.

Ex-Governor Aleksandr Khoroshavin and his former subordinates Sergey Karepkin and Andrey Ikramov, convicted for bribes, were one of the first to vote in the presidential elections in Russia in the pre-trial detention center of Yuzhno-Zakhalinsk, Interfax reports.

The publication learned this from Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sakhalin region, Sergey Sedov.

In total, as at 5 AM Moscow time, 29.03% of voters have cast their ballots in the region, and more than 107 thousand people have come to polling stations, Chairwoman of the election commission Viktoriya Cherkasova reported. According to her, the turnout is much higher than in the 2012 elections.

February 9, the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Court found former Governor of the Sakhalin region Aleksandr Khoroshavin guilty of corruption crimes and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Khoroshavin was also fined 500 million rubles ($8.69 million) and deprived of state awards. His former subordinates – Advisor to Governor Andrey Ikramov and former Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Karepkin – received 9.5 and 8 years of strict regime, respectively. February 19, their lawyers filed appeals against the verdict.

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