In Libya, continue to judge the prisoners "mercenaries" -Ukrainians, Russian and Belarusians, they do not admit guilt!

The trial of citizens of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, detained in Libya, will continue on May 30, Interfax reports with reference to Ilya Samonin, an employee of the Russian Embassy in Libya. The rebels in Libya detained two Russians, Vladimir Dolgov and Alexander Shadrov, in late August last year as part of a group of three Belarusians and 20 Ukrainians at the height of the fighting for Tripoli. They were accused of repairing the equipment of the army of the overthrown leader of the country, Muammar Gaddafi.


According to the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleksandr Dikusarov, April 16 held its third meeting in Tripoli on the case of detained CIS citizens. It was attended by all the detained citizens of Ukraine, the Ukrainian ambassador to Libya and the consul. The prosecution once again read the charges to the detainees and asked if they agree with him. They all rejected their guilt and disagreed with the accusations made and against them.

Discussion noted that during the trial the prosecution asked the court to postpone the consideration of the case due to the need to attract additional materials. The lawyers of the detainees also appealed to the court with the same request, citing their desire that they needed time to study the case materials.

According to the diplomat, all citizens of Ukraine feel satisfactory, on April X they will be visited by representatives of the embassy.

Meanwhile, earlier Stanislav Selivanov, a legal adviser on international issues of the Ukrainian company Pravoshchita, said that the conditions in which detained citizens of the CIS are held are extremely difficult.

According to him, the captives are kept in a warehouse converted into a prison. There are no basic conditions of hygiene, staying in such conditions for such a long time has already begun to affect the health of prisoners. Many have discovered chronic diseases, their hair began to fall out and their teeth began to crumble due to poor nutrition and water.

Citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus - all 27 people working at the Dakar Russian-Libyan oil company - were detained by rebels in late August 2011 during the fighting for the Libyan capital. At first they were called mercenary snipers, who fought on the side of Gaddafi. However, later it turned out that the "snipers" did not have weaponsand about half of the detainees are elderly people, hardly fit for military service.

Currently, 25 of them are in captivity - two Russians, three Belarusians and 20 Ukrainians (according to other sources, 22 or 19). Two more citizens of Ukraine, including the only captured woman, were recently released to their homeland.

Moreover, if the Ukrainian side is taking some visible steps to rescue its compatriots from captivity, the behavior of Russian diplomats raises a number of questions. The Russian Foreign Ministry for a long time refused to comment on the media about the trial of Russians in Libya, as well as the Libyan embassy in Moscow.

Only in early April, the Russian Foreign Ministry officially confirmed the fact of the detention of Russians in Libya. Apparently, the process started was a complete surprise for Moscow - the Libyan authorities until the last moment assured the diplomats that the Russians were arrested by mistake and their case would not come to court, a high-ranking source in the diplomatic department told the Kommersant newspaper.

According to experts, with the help of the process, the new Libyan authorities are exerting pressure on Russia due to the exacerbation of the situation in Syria. According to the president of the Institute of the Middle East, Yevgeny Satanovsky, the newspaper Kommersant voiced by him, militants are now being transferred to Turkey from among the units of the Transitional National Council of Libya to strike Syria.

According to one of the detained Russians, Alexander Shadrov, diplomats could have solved their problem much earlier. "Probably, they were waiting for some kind of power to be there, but they needed to negotiate with the brigade commander, who keeps us under protection," he said.

As one of the detainees says, a good lawyer could easily ruin the accusations against them, but his services need money - about 160 thousand dollars for each defendant. The man claims that he was quoted by the Russian consul in Libya, who immediately stressed that they had no such money.
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  1. taseka 21 May 2012 07: 06 New
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    God knows what! Outraged! Our people suffer and suffer on far-fetched charges, and diplomats "diplomat"! Until we fight for each of our people to the end, they will not respect us as a country !!!
    1. Lech e-mine
      Lech e-mine 21 May 2012 07: 36 New
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      The question is why the embargo on LIVIA was lifted. PNS (count the bandits) now do what they want, and our beloved leadership makes such mistakes.
    2. YARY
      YARY 21 May 2012 07: 54 New
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      Where are the landings? angry Unnecessary Aircraft Carriers? angry Mistral? angry Where is the fleet? angry
      As I understand it now in Libya, whoever has the power is the law.
    3. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 07: 59 New
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      um, give a machine? winked
      1. YARY
        YARY 21 May 2012 08: 36 New
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        Not worth it bully
        Or is it an attempt to bite?
        1. sergskak
          sergskak 21 May 2012 09: 22 New
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          Some kind of ... Africa with monkeys. They should catch their citizens here at the zoo, where they belong.
          1. igor67 21 May 2012 09: 48 New
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            sergskak,
            as you put it, this is Africa ... with monkeys. It’s not the first time it is captured with impunity. In the 90s, how many fishing vessels with crews were kept for years, sailors were dying of illnesses.
            1. 755962
              755962 21 May 2012 10: 09 New
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              I would say in the words of A. Dzhigarkhanyan from the film "The meeting place cannot be changed." "Risk is a noble cause. Gotta go take it out with kichi'! Leaving this in full view of the whole world IS NOT!
            2. sergskak
              sergskak 21 May 2012 10: 22 New
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              There was more or less a country. Democrats arrived and ruined everything. In general, a complete foolish house. If we could get the guys out of there and turn them into an even bigger desert. A dream, of course.
              1. DEfindER 21 May 2012 13: 05 New
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                Quote: sergskak
                There was more or less a country. Democrats arrived and ruined everything. In general, a complete foolish house. If we could get the guys out of there and turn them into an even bigger desert. A dream, of course.


                It is necessary to turn the sponsors of these LITTLE critters into the desert and not Libya, the country was wonderful .. the mini USSR, only 100 times richer!
        2. Yoshkin Kot
          Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 13: 12 New
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          not to hurt, but to understand
          1. sergskak
            sergskak 21 May 2012 23: 13 New
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            Quote: Yoshkin the Cat
            the country was wonderful ..

            There was nothing wonderful there !!! Not when !!! Yes, we hung out there. We even loved each other. And where is it all?
  2. igor67 21 May 2012 07: 09 New
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    There would be a powerful aircraft carrier group in Russia, in the Mediterranean Sea and the trial would have ended long ago in favor of the citizens of the CIS,
    1. Armata 21 May 2012 08: 06 New
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      We to Libya, we can fly over land. Thank God strategic aviation we still have available.
  3. Tersky 21 May 2012 07: 23 New
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    I'll start with the good- Congratulations to the members of the forum with a golden victory for our World Cup hockey team! drinks And on the topic, in Libya the scenario worked out by the militants in Chechnya, and the contingent at the moment in the country is ideological, will be repeated. But introduces another into the caliper, I quote;Apparently, the process that started was a complete surprise for Moscow - the Libyan authorities until the last moment assured diplomats that the Russians were arrested by mistake and their case will not go to trial, a senior diplomatic source told Kommersant newspaper.From what authority did our diplomatic representative receive assurances if she had her own in every village? Baby talk, honestly .....
    1. PSih2097 21 May 2012 19: 57 New
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      Libyan authorities

      Do you know how many authorities are there? there in each quarter of Tripoli has its own legitimate authority (100 - 200 spirits), which spits on all other authorities.
  4. igor67 21 May 2012 07: 30 New
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    Tersky,
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    From what authority did our diplomatic representative receive assurances if she had her own in every village? Baby talk, honestly .....

    But for this, they need a peacekeeping mission to free CIS citizens from the hands of not legitimate rulers (officially for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), but simply pull people out, otherwise they can cut their heads. Or canceling Russia's arms embargo for Libya, and is there a price for releasing those arrested?
  5. Alexander Romanov 21 May 2012 07: 48 New
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    Not pulling ours, it will be a blow to our power. And mother, I am taking her power, I must understand this.
    1. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 08: 00 New
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      um, the power should that, the power should, this, and we shouldn’t do anything? not the authorities, but Russia?
      1. igor67 21 May 2012 08: 25 New
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        um, the power should that, the power should, this, and we shouldn’t do anything? not the authorities, but Russia?

        and you gave the power in the elections a vote of confidence. Not all 200 million want to be in power.
        1. Yoshkin Kot
          Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 13: 13 New
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          and I'm talking about the same thing, they gave a vote, it’s time to justify our choice, to help the authorities
    2. Armata 21 May 2012 08: 10 New
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      Hi Sasha. Politics is a delicate matter. Maybe they will again want to merge quietly for some kind of benefit. Although in this case, the people will fundamentally disagree with government.
  6. ANTURAG
    ANTURAG 21 May 2012 08: 00 New
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    They cannot agree in a good way, they need to be pulled out by the power of our men angry
  7. igor67 21 May 2012 08: 16 New
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    this is where the character of the newly elected president should be manifested, so that both right and left can show their real possibilities, not demarches. Then the people who go against the liberator will decrease on Bolotnaya too, there’s a lot of work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Here I think people can Lavrov is a weak minister, he doesn’t agree with me, he wasn’t at the UN either. At the international level, one should speak with a smirk to his opponents and not prove his case.
    1. 703-s
      703-s 21 May 2012 12: 33 New
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      But Putin is silent!
  8. Rainger
    Rainger 21 May 2012 08: 54 New
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    Pull out ours at all costs up to the actions of the Special ...
    1. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 13: 14 New
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      I repeat, give a machine? will you go? or send a son?
      1. PSih2097 21 May 2012 20: 01 New
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        I repeat, give a machine? will you go? or send a son?

        Then why are all these SPs needed? to appease the people?
        Previously, for this purpose, the Pennant was the 1st KGB chief, the GRU brigade, and the 5th operational squadron, as you all know ...
  9. volcano 21 May 2012 10: 00 New
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    Do not leave your own anyway. In the end, it’s time for the world to show that if a citizen of the Russian Federation is blamed “somewhere” without fault, then “someone” can fly there and “take” someone for “something”.
    1. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 13: 15 New
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      but I agree with this 100%
  10. voin05
    voin05 21 May 2012 10: 01 New
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    washer -washer -washer
  11. aspirin02 21 May 2012 11: 02 New
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    @ At the same time, if the Ukrainian side is taking some visible steps to rescue its compatriots from captivity, the behavior of Russian diplomats raises a number of questions. @
    1. Yoshkin Kot
      Yoshkin Kot 21 May 2012 13: 15 New
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      um, can a lot of Ukraine? not everything that is done is done explicitly, at least I hope so
  12. saruman 21 May 2012 11: 19 New
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    WINE UP! Foreign Ministry! When will the state finally begin to protect its citizens ?! What do we pay taxes for? They don’t have 160 thousand dollars! Scrape it over the guts, in the pockets - you might find it. No words, just curses.
  13. nnnnnnnnn
    nnnnnnnnn 21 May 2012 11: 36 New
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    As Medvedev said at the GXNUMX meeting, the Government is busy forming the GDP, but what I am here is the continuation of the Russian foreign policy “reset”, etc. etc. no conclusion will be made until diplomats agree, and lifting the arms embargo is one of Russia's concessions in order to return its citizens.


    Share production. Libya is breaking up?
    In the east of Libya, on March 6, 2012, it was announced the creation of a semi-autonomous region on the territory of Cyrenaica, a historical region in North Africa. Hundreds of sheikhs of local tribes, politicians, and the commanders of the armed forces who fought against Muammar Gaddafi’s troops proclaimed in the vicinity “the cradle of the Libyan revolutions - the city of Benghazi - a new federal formation on oil-rich lands stretching from Sirte Bay to the border with Egypt. About 2 thousand delegates of the specially convened “Congress of the People of Cyrenaica” formed the Supreme Transitional Council. They announced their intention to create independent ministries, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the oil department, to take over the management of public utilities, education, etc. The meeting participants emphasized that they were not going to take unilateral steps to secede from the rest of Libya, and the declaration of autonomy is the "Declaration of Intent." At the same time, they spoke out for maintaining the central authorities' role in international affairs and ensuring national security and defense. On the territory of Kirenanka, 2 million people live in trenches, which makes up about a third of the country's population. Here are concentrated 80% of the national oil reserves.
    The head of the Transitional National Council (NTC), which is currently administering the country, said that the declaration of autonomy in this region is the result of a "foreign conspiracy," noting that "... foreign powers funded and supported a conspiracy that arose in the east." Earlier, the PNS repeatedly emphasized that they did not support the idea of ​​federalism, as this could lead to a split in the Libyan state.

    Foreign politicians say that Libya, instead of a sane and predictable country, is rapidly turning into a conglomerate of Somalia and Afghanistan. The first signs of its disintegration into three parts appeared: eastern Cyrenaica, in which the power would belong to Islamic radicals, the mountainous southwestern Fezzan, inhabited by Berber tribes, and Tripolitania proper.

    After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in the fall of 2011, clashes between various groups of former rebels who participated in the overthrow of the Libyan leader have repeatedly occurred in Libya. Often with the help of weapons, which became abundant in the country, local tribes also tried to resolve disagreements. So, in February 2012 a reptile, tribal skirmishes in the Kufra region in southeastern Libya claimed the lives of over 100 people. Representatives of the Tubu and Zuvair tribes participated in them. Then, in the fighting area, the PNS was forced to send its armed units to stop the bloodshed. It should be noted that there is no regular army in Livni as such - with the support of some Western European countries, the process of its formation is ongoing.
    (c) Foreign Military Review 2012-4
  14. Cadet787
    Cadet787 21 May 2012 12: 03 New
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    The trouble is that we no longer rule the ball there, other times, other customs. In this situation, it is useful to recall how many billions of dollars Libya must owe. And the question should not be posed before scattered gangs, but before their masters. "If you do not repay our citizens and debts, we will take radical measures, up to the use of force (nuclear weapons) and when the whole world bastard understands this, then he will think ten times before taking something.
  15. Muxalet 21 May 2012 14: 47 New
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    I think that the governments of our countries need to evaluate the lives of their citizens ... well, for example, at $ 1 billion ..., fix this case by some sort of court in favor of the state ... and then in which case we freeze Libyan assets, seize the ships , airplanes, etc. etc ... now the power of money prevails there, or rather their deficit ..
  16. KAZAKHSTAN
    KAZAKHSTAN 21 May 2012 18: 06 New
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    And why aren't fighters from the French legion of cutthroats of mercenaries fighting in Syria ?! One hundred pounds is a deliberate attempt to spoil relations between Libya and Russia. Unfortunately, the brains of Western politicians can only do a big tumor in this brain and it needs to be cut !!!
    1. igor67 21 May 2012 19: 17 New
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      and what a huge number of former citizens of the CIS in this legionKAZAKHSTAN,
    2. PSih2097 21 May 2012 20: 04 New
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      And why aren't fighters from the French legion of cutthroats of mercenaries fighting in Syria ?!

      "And the winners are not judged" -- that's why...
  17. commonodessit
    commonodessit 21 May 2012 22: 36 New
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    So I say that with what to support the enemy of Russia, the Russophobe condemned by Ukraine No. 1, concurrently a thief, and professional brethra Yu. Timoshenko, that is, instead of warming this snake on the chest of Russia, it would be better to pay attention to the beloved Medvedev and Margelov, who received a reward from the United States for active complicity in terrorists, the criminal terrorist Libyan regime and Russian prisoners (at the same time hostages) who are actually held in Libyan Zindans as in the Nazi Gestapo. So after all, already by signs, some prisoners have irreversible changes in their health
  18. Uncle 21 May 2012 23: 06 New
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    Yes, Putin is not the same. There used to be times. Soak in the toilet! This is how the music sounded. If the operation to rescue the hostages had been carried out now, Putin’s authority would have skyrocketed, but the special services have collapsed, so you can only rely on God.