Khabarovsk flayflints to remain in detention until August
The Khabarovsk Court has extended the arrest to sadist girls, who killed homeless animals and recorded it on tape.
March 13, the Industrialny District Court of Khabarovsk held the first hearing in the case of 'Khabarovsk flayflints.' It was a closed session, since, both defendants had not reached 18 at the time of the crime, and there had been many people willing to take the law into their own hands.
Let us recall that, as previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Khabarovsk residents Alina Orlova and Alyona Savchenko had been convicted of animal cruelty. According to the investigation, among their victims there are at least 15 cats, dogs, and birds. The flayflints would brutally massacre their victims, shooting it on camera. Later they uploaded the photo- and video materials to the web, which eventually caused an outcry. Thousands of Internet users demanded maximum punishment for both girls for the crimes committed, as well as upgrading of penalties for cruel treatment of animals. In addition, rallies and pickets were held in many cities – citizens demanded severe punishment for the sadistic minors.
A criminal case of animal cruelty has been initiated against Orlova and Savchenko (part 2 of Art. 245 of the Russian Criminal Code). During the investigation, both defendants tried to portray insanity, but experts found that none of them had any mental problems. At the same time, Orlova and Savchenko have pronounced sadistic inclinations.
According to lawyer Yakov Pushkarev, who took part in the trial of flayflints, it had been the most ghastly case over 15 years of his work.
The next hearing on this case is scheduled for March 24; both defendants are to remain in detention for the duration of the whole trial.
Meanwhile, human rights defenders demand the most severe punishment for girls.
"We want the court to render the most just punishment, that is, the maximum punishment that is possible in all cumulative circumstances. We may not ask what many people want, because it would have been illegal. We want the girls to be sentenced to a real time," Chairwoman of the Khabarovsk regional public movement Zoozashchita-DV Natalya Kovalenko told to media representatives.