On 15 May 1992 the newspaper Molodyozh Severa reported that Oleg Sorokotyagin was under sentence of death in a prison in the Republic of Komi. He had been convicted of murdering two members of his family. His case had previously been the subject of an appeal by AI (EUR 46/35/90) but no subsequent information had been received to indicate whether the sentence had been carried out. Oleg Sorokotyagin is currently in the investigation-isolation prison in Syktyvkar, awaiting the outcome of his petition for clemency. AI is calling for the sentence to be commuted.