Consul of Ukraine struck in Grozny during the attack on Kalyapin


During the attack on the head of the “Committee to combat torture” Igor Kalyapin has suffered the Ukrainian Consul. This was announced by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in his Twitter.

According to him, the Consul was attacked. You are talking about, the Minister did not elaborate. According to “Interfax-Ukraine”, referring to the Consul of Ukraine in Rostov-on-don Alexander Kovtun. “Radio of freedom” earlier reported that Kalyapin was supposed to meet with journalists and human rights activists who came to the trial in the case of Ukrainians Stanislaw Cliche and Nicholas Karpuk, who are accused of involvement in the nationalist party UNA-UNSO, murder and attempted murder, and armed attacks on Russian servicemen in Chechnya in the 1990-ies.

The court in that case, said to “Interfax-Ukraine”, there is Kovtun. On Thursday, the Supreme court of Chechnya dismissed the appeal of lawyers on prolongation of arrest Karpuk and Cliche. The period of detention of the accused remains unchanged up to may 27, 2016.

Ukraine’s foreign Ministry expressed Russia’s strong protest in connection with the incident. “The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its decisive protest in connection with attack of unknown persons at the Consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-don, who was on a business trip in the city of Grozny (Russian Federation) to participate in the judicial process on the case of illegally held on the territory of the Russian Federation of citizens of Ukraine Mykola Karpuk and Stanislaw Cliche”, — quotes “Interfax” comment of the Department.

It stressed that an attack on a person having diplomatic immunity, is “a flagrant violation of all international legal acts and shows the unwillingness of the Russian side to guarantee the security of your residence on its territory by foreign diplomats”.

The attack on the Chairman of the “Committee for the prevention of torture” Igor Kalyapin has happened before. The lawyer of the organization Dmitry Utoken told that in the room of the hotel “Grozny city” came to the administrators and police and Kalyapin asked to leave the room without explanation. When he left the building, he was attacked by “some young men in civilian clothes and black masks”.

In his Twitter Utoken wrote that “Kalyapin threw eggs, cake, flour and greenery”. “Any serious injuries he caused,” said the lawyer.

Verification after the attack began the law enforcement bodies of Chechnya. The acting interior Minister of Chechnya Apti Alaudinov said that, previously, pelted Kalyapin “cake and eggs”, and “any visible traces of physical violence and beatings on him.”

The Kremlin has refused to consider the incident a personal attack on the President, but called the event a “continuation of the rowdy and dangerous attacks”, which occurred during the attack on the Chechen-Ingush border. It happened a week ago when unidentified people attacked the bus with journalists and human rights defenders who went to Chechnya. The attackers pulled the passengers from the bus, beat them, and the bus was set on fire, then fled.

The next day after this attack, the Ombudsman Nurdi Nukhazhiyev suggested that the crime might be involved Kalyapin. “This is a planned action. 50 on 50. Part Kalyapin, part of third forces,” — said the Ombudsman. On specifying question of the journalist “Rain” that he accuses Kalyapin, Nukhazhiyev said, “it’s not an accusation, I’m saying that it’s his handwriting.” Kalyapin this assumption is called delirium.