MOSCOW, April 12 (RAPSI) — The Judicial Collegium for Criminal Cases of the Second Cassation Court of General Jurisdiction has examined an opinion of the Deputy Prosecutor of the Smolensk Region on the refusal to rehabilitate a person convicted for treason.

As follows from the materials of the criminal case, the defendant performed the functions of the headman of two villages in the Smolensk region during the period, when the area was temporary occupied by German troops in 1941-1942, and until the the territory was liberated by the Red Army units carried out orders of the German authorities, the cassation instance points out.

The man was sentenced for treason on March 13, 1943; the sentence was executed on April 13, 1943. The court concluded that the man had been lawfully subjected to criminal repression under the criminal legislation in effect at that time.

The guilt of the man is confirmed by the testimony of witnesses, the evidence the defendant provided in the course of interrogations and the documents seized.

The rehabilitation was sought by a granddaughter of the man, who alleged that he became a victim of false denunciation; however, the court said these arguments were not supported by the materials of the case.