Ukraine calls on Council of Europe to demand release of professor Kozlovsky

Ukraine calls on Council of Europe to demand release of professor Kozlovsky

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Ukraine has called on Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to demand the release of professor Ivan Kozlovsky, who was detained by militants in Donetsk more than a year ago.

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba made the relevant statement during the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the website of the mission reports.

In particular, the Ukrainian diplomat appealed to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks.

He also informed the CoE members about the Kozlovsky case, in particular, about the long-term detention behind bars and the recent unlawful decision on his further deprivation of liberty.

"Dmytro Kuleba called on the Commissioner to intervene in this case and to demand, using his powers in this field, to release professor Kozlovsky, ," the statement reads.

As Ukrinform reported, Kozlovsky was detained on January 27, 2016 after he had left his apartment to take out the garbage. The so-called military tribunal of the "Donetsk People’s Republic" delivered a judgment and sentenced Ukrainian scientist Ihor Kozlovsky to 2 years and 8 months of imprisonment.

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