Stalin’s grandson wants SBU and Ukrainian judges to be punished


Joseph Stalin’s grandson, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili is demanding that criminal proceedings be launched against officials of the Ukrainian Security Service [SBU] and judges who declared Stalin guilty of organizing Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933. He has apparently sent a letter to this effect to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko, the newspaper “Sevodnya” reports, citing a video appeal with Dzhugashvili sent to them.

“Without going into the essence of the false accusation more appropriate from Stalin’s main enemy – Hitler, and not from the prosecutor of a supposedly democratic country, I would draw attention to the fact that even from the formal point of view, at the beginning of the 1930s on the territory of Ukraine and in the world genocide was not a crime”, Stalin’s grandson comments.  He also points out that Article 442 of the Criminal Code (Genocide) was brought in during the 1990s and therefore, in his view, can’t apply to his grandfather.  He claims also that the SBU officials and judges have “cynically trampled on Item 1 of Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights” (that a person must not be judged for action or inaction which was not a crime at the time it was committed).

As reported, on 13 January the Kyiv Court of Appeal heard the criminal case initiated and investigated by the Security Service [SBU] over the perpetrating of Holodomor-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

The court ruling upheld the conclusions by SBU investigators regarding the organization in 1932-1933 on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR by the leadership of the Bolshevik totalitarian regime of the genocide of the Ukrainian national group, that is, the artificial creation of living conditions directed at their partial physical destruction. Those indicted are: Joseph Stalin, Molotov; Secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Kaganovich and Pavel Postyshev; Stanislav Kosior; Vlas Chubar; Mendel Khatayevych.

The court found Stalin, Molotov, Kaganovich, Kaganovich, Postyshev, Kosior, Chubar and  Khatayevych guilty of the crime of genocide as set down in Article 442 § 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and terminated the criminal proceedings on the basis of Article 6 § 8.1 of the Criminal Procedure Code in connection with the perpetrators no longer being alive.

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