Zakharchenko's lawyers send 10 complaints to ECHR
Previously, the former MIA colonel was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Lawyers representing the interests of the former deputy head of the “T” Directorate of the Russian MIA’s Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department, Dmitry Zakharchenko, sent ten complaints to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) from his client, his parents and other people close to him, RIA Novosti reported referring to lawyer Valeriya Tunnikova.
“Dmitry himself filed a complaint with the European Court about the salary withdrawn from him, which the investigators took from him during a search,” Tunnikova said.
On June 10, the court sentenced Zakharchenko to 13 years in prison, stripped of the colonel rank and fined 118 million rubles ($ 1,865 million). The former security official was found guilty of receiving two particularly large bribes and of obstruction of justice – the ex-colonel warned a friend about impending searches.
Both the defense team and state prosecution appealed the verdict. The Prosecutor's Office asked to sentence Zakharchenko to 15.5 years in prison and a fine of 494.9 million rubles ($ 7,82 million).
Russians have been standing for their rights more aggressively since the controversial pension reform, worsened financial situation and social unrest against the background of the elections to the Moscow City Duma.