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Ukraine: Fear of imminent execution: Vladimir Vitalyevich Sorochinsky

, Index number: EUR 50/009/1995

Vladimir Sorochinsky, aged 22, was sentenced to death for premeditated murder by the Vinnitsa regional court on 23 November 1994. His appeal against his death sentence was rejected by the Ukrainian Supreme Court on 9 February 1995.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 50/09/95
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EXTRA 58/95 Fear of imminent execution 18 May 1995
Ukraine Vladimir Vitalyevich Sorochinsky, aged 22
(________ __________ ___________ in Russian)
Vladimir Vitalyevich Sorochinsky faces imminent execution unless his death
sentence is commuted by the President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma. His appeal
against his death sentence was turned down by the Ukrainian Supreme Court on
9 February 1995.
Vladimir Sorochinsky was sentenced to death for premeditated murder (Article
93 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code) by the Vinnitsa regional court on 23 November
1994.
Amnesty International is opposed to the death penalty in all cases, and without
reservation, on the grounds that it is a violation of the right to life and
the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment, as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The
organisation is appealing to the President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, to commute
Vladimir Sorochinsky's death sentence.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail
letters either in English, Ukrainian or Russian, without delay:
- urging President Kuchma to grant clemency to Vladimir Sorochinsky and to
commute his death sentence;
- urging President Kuchma to commute all other death sentences that come before
him.
APPEALS TO
President of Ukraine, Leonid Danilovich Kuchma
Ukraina
252220 Kiev
ul. Bankovaya, 7
Prezidentu Ukrainy Kuchme L.D.
Telegrams: Ukraina, 252220 Kiev, ul. Bankovaya, Prezidentu
Faxes: +380 44 291 61 61 (Please note that the country code has been changed;
also that you may have to try this number several times before a connection
is made)
Salutation: Dear President
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Chairman of the Presidential Clemency Commission
Ukraina
252220 Kiev
ul. Bankovaya, 7
Apparat Prezidenta Ukrainy
Komissiya po voprosam pomilovaniya pri Prezidente
Predsedatelyu
Faxes: +380 44 291 61 61
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Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, Vitaly Boyko
Ukraina
252601 Kiev 24 GSP
ul. M. Grushevskogo
Verkhovny Sud Ukrainy
Predsedatelyu Boyko V.
Head of the Department for Citizenship and Clemency Issues at Ukraine's
Presidential Administration, P.A. Andreychenko
Ukraina
252220 Kiev
ul. Bankovaya, 11
Otdel po voprosam grazhdanstva i pomilovaniya
pri administratsii Prezidenta Ukrainy
Zaveduyushchemu otdelom Andreychenko P.A.
Faxes: +380 44 291 61 61
Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Hennady Yosifovich Udovenko
Ukraina
252501 Kiev 24
ul. Karla Liebknecht, 15/1
Ministerstvo inostrannykh del Ukrainy
Ministru Udovenko H.Y.
Faxes: +380 44 226 31 69
and to diplomatic representatives of Ukraine accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 15 June 1995.

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