Vladyslav Kanyus, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin. This follows from the official response of the prosecutor’s office of the Rostov region, a photocopy of which was published by human rights activist Alyona Popova.
Kanyus killed 23-year-old Vera Pekhteleva in Kemerovo in January 2020. In July 2022, the court sentenced him to 17 years in a penal colony.
In the summer, the parents of the victim found out that Kanyus is at large and, judging by his photographs and other data, is serving in the “Storm Z” unit of the Russian Ministry of Defense for convicts.
The parents sent a request to the Federal Service for the Execution of Sentences, where they stated that in April Kanyus was placed at the disposal of the main administration of the department in the Rostov region.
- According to human rights activists, Kanyus inflicted more than 50 bodily injuries on Pekhteleva and eventually strangled her with a cord from an iron.
- Neighbors, hearing cries for help, tried to call the police for about two hours, and then broke down the door to the apartment themselves, but it was already too late.
- In July, the court in Kemerovo imposed conditional terms on five policemen who did not show up for the call during the murder of 23-year-old Vera Pekhteleva. They were convicted under the article of negligence that led to the death of a person.