This decision of the Appeal court has upheld the sentence of inspectors Duarte Laja and Luís Silva and increased the prison sentence applied to inspector Bruno Sousa.

In the reading of the first instance judgment, handed down on May 10 by the presiding judge Rui Coelho, the defendants Duarte Laja and Luís Silva had been sentenced to nine years in prison, while the defendant Bruno Sousa received a sentence of seven years in prison for the crime of qualified serious offense to physical integrity.

Contacted by Lusa, the lawyer for the Ukrainian citizen's family who died in March 2020 at Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon, José Gaspar Schwalbach considered it "positive that the Lisbon Court has equated responsibility to all the defendants", applying to the three former officers the same length of sentence (nine years).