Hot news:
Oil production at Kashagan to be resumed in 2016: Kazakhstan’s Oil Minister Development of Almaty city master plan postponed Chinese ready to help Kazakhs with Silk Road tourism development project Abel Sanchez talks Golovkin-Cotto fight Astana-Borovoye toll road to bring $6.5 million in 2014 UN takes aim at Islamist oil grab in Syria, Iraq IBF champion Sam Soliman wants to fight Golovkin to unify titles Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead Kerry heads to India to end relationship rut Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders Suspected meningitis knocks down 160 in Astana Canada says China hacked science agency computers US and Europe hit Russia with toughest sanctions yet Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce Europe launches last resupply ship to space station Giant public artwork divides opinion in Sydney Tiger campaign threatened by poor data: WWF Bank of Cyprus completes $1 bn private share placement China's former security chief under investigation: Xinhua Zarina Diyas heads to Citi Open 1/8 finals in Washington DC New deputy finance minister in Kazakhstan With new default looming, Argentina urges calm Historical burial site containing child and noble woman remains discovered in South Kazakhstan Inuit village sues to block oil surveys in Canada's Arctic Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials Airbus cancels order for six A380s from Skymark Heavy rains in Kokshetau Kazakh diplomats not willing to repay £1.8 million 'debt' of London congestion charges Linda Ronstadt awarded White House arts honor Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea Venezuela sings Happy Birthday to late president Chavez EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record Historic Chinese church gutted by fire: Xinhua Nissan says April-June net profit jumps 37% on-year to $1.1 bn Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops Japan rolls out more sanctions over Ukraine Tennis: Kazakhstani Zarina Diyas gets in WTA Top-100 Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky Beef exporter confidence returns in land of the holy cow Toasts and tears of joy as Germany started WWI Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

Chelakh withdrew his plea of guilty

Thursday, 26.07.2012, 14:38
Comments (0)
Chelakh withdrew his plea of guilty
Vladislav Chelakh. Snapshot of police's video
Vladislav Chelakh suspected of murdering 15 fellow militarymen at Arkankergen border post has withdrawn his plea of guilty, Chelakh’s lawyer Tulegen Berlikozhanov told Tengrinews.kz.

“We have just left the detention facility. Vladislav has withdrawn the confessions he made earlier. He said that he did not commit the murder of his colleagues,” Berlikozhanov said.

Chelakh’s second lawyer Serik Sarsenov pointed out that according to Vladislav, all the previous confessions were made under psychological pressure. Besides, Chelakh wrote a statement that he refused to give any testimonies until his lawyers are able to render him all the qualified legal support he needs.

Sarsenov also noted that the lawyers had not yet studied the results of the psychological check-up. The investigator called off the family’s request to meet Vladislav without giving any sufficient reason. Earlier assistant to Kazakhstan’s military prosecutor Samar Sarlybayev said that results of the check-up would be announced within three days after the tests.

Military prosecution office commented Chelakh’s decision to withdraw his plea of guilty Tengrinews.kz.

“Withdrawal of a confession is a procedural right of any defendant and one of the ways of his or her protection. According to Article 23 of the Criminal Code, criminal proceedings shall be performed based on the principle of competitiveness and equality of prosecution and defense. Both the suspect and the defendant can freely defend or plead guilty. The investigation into Chelakh’s case is still in process and is held in strict compliance with the law,” press-secretary of the Military Prosecution office Akbar Abdildin said.

Vladislav Chelakh has been undergoing a psychological check-up from June 19 to 24 in Almaty. The period of the examination takes 30 days. However, it was prolonged because the hospital was missing some of the documents. Chelakh’s family, his grandfather Vladimir Chelakh and mother Svetlana Vaschenko, came to Almaty hoping for the second meeting with Vladislav.

Vladislav Chelakh in being charged with the murder because on May 30 a border patrol unit at the Sary Bokter frontier post discovered Arkankergen border post at Kazakhstan-Chinese border burnt down and 14 out of its 15 frontier border guards dead. A nearby park ranger was also found dead shortly after. The 15th guard, 19-year-old Vladislav Chelakh, was found alive some time late. Later he confessed of killing 14 of his fellow servicemen and the ranger, blaming internal conflicts and mental breakdown for the tragedy.
Views: 702    Comments: 0
preloader
Add a comment
preloader

2014
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
July
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

News
Archive

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

Feature stories

Поделиться:
Chelakh withdrew his plea of guilty
http://en.tengrinews.kz/userdata/news_en/2012/news_11750/thumb_b/photo_18865.jpg
http://en.tengrinews.kz/crime/Chelakh-withdrew-his-plea-of-guilty-11750/