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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Counsel to the accused in the “case on March 26” not allowed in jail

The lawyer of the accused in the “case on March 26” Stanislav Simulta Svetlana Sidorkina today was not admitted to his client in the detention center “Butyrka”. She hypothesized that this resulted from the fact that Simovic on her advice, refused a special procedure for the consideration of the case in court.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

As Sidorkin wrote herself in her Facebook, she was not able to get into the jail, despite the fact that twice was Simulta. She said that in the detention center did not have information that it protects Simulta and, moreover, her previous passage to the defendant was punished propustila counsel the employee.

The lawyer promised to file a complaint, and comments “Mediazone” added that “the lawyer is not obliged to provide any documents except orders, certificates of counsel and the requirements of admission for the date.”

Recall that the two convicted in the “case on March 26” for men — Yuri Coli and Alexander Shpakov — pleaded guilty. While Kuli received 8 months of a colony-settlements, and Shpakov and a half years in a General regime colony. The last sentence was only six months less than requested by prosecutors, despite the consent Shpakova at a “special regime”, which implies the inability to assign the maximum penalty under the article, however, abolishing the necessity of research in court of evidence of guilt.

The head of advocacy of “Open Russia” Maria Baronova is then again urged defendants not to agree to communicate with the investigator without his attorney not to take the help of appointed counsel, are often willing to act in the interests of the investigation.


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