MOSCOW, August 20 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - Over the objections of prosecutors, the Stavropol Territorial Court has ruled to release Anton Lanshakov, a drug trafficking convict, due to a terminal illness, attorney Andrei Sabinin told RAPSI on Thursday.

The court thus upheld the ruling of the Kochubeyevsky District Court in favor of the release of a convict with a cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder.

Sabinin says Lanshakov will now be released immediately.

In June, the Kochubeyevsky District Court in the Stavropol Territory ruled that Lanshakov be released due to serious illness. The convict’s petition was supported by the prison administration.

However, the terminally ill prisoner was not released at that time because the prosecutors objected and appealed the ruling in the Stavropol Territorial Court.

According to Sabinin, last March, Lanshakov, a Volgograd Region resident, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking.

Lanshakov’s condition is listed by the Russian Government as one giving the right to be released from prison.