SURAN 16/92: Ukraine: Vladimir Gurtovoy
Vladimir Gurtovoy, aged 22, was reportedly found guilty of murder by a court in Dnepropetrovsk in November 1991 and sentenced to death. AI is concerned about allegations that the court did not give due consideration to Vladimir Gurtovoy's claim not to have initiated the fatal quarrel or to the fact that he suffers from epilepsy. His appeal against the sentence was turned down by the Judicial Collegium on Criminal Cases, attached to the Ukrainian Supreme Court; a petition for clemency is pending before the Supreme Soviet. AI is appealing for the sentence to be commuted.