The press service of the Governor of Orenburg region Yuri Berg denied the words of the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov that the petition for pardon, Alexei Pichugin, was allegedly rejected at an earlier stage — at the level of the area.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
We will remind that the former head of security service of Yukos, Alexei Pichugin in 2007 was sentenced to life imprisonment in a penal colony for, as the court considered, organization of murders and assassinations, in particular the mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov, in what is now SK accuses ex-head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
While the ECHR acknowledged that, in respect of Pichugin had been violated articles of the European Convention on human rights.
On 10 June, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin had not received the petition ” clemency, which previously said his lawyer. Peskov said that the application was rejected at an earlier stage, assuming that the candidate ” was not recommended to the President by the Governor of the Orenburg region Yury Berg (in the area located the colony “Black Dolphin”, where the ex-Yukos employees).
In most areas, however, denied the statement of Peskov. The portal ural56.ru the words of the head of the press service of the government of the Orenburg region Elena Lapaeva, according to which the Governor can influence the process of a pardon (under the Constitution this right is guaranteed only for the President) and does not put any signature on related documents.
“He only familiarizes convict with a result that makes the head of state,” explained Lapaeva.
We would add that the pardoning procedure in Russia does not imply recognition of the prisoner in the Commission of a crime, but in the years of Putin’s presidency it became almost essential. Exceptions were some of the most high-profile cases: in particular, the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Hopes Savchenko, which in the Kremlin under the chamber asked the relatives of the journalists allegedly killed her fault.Related posts: