Pavel Chikov writes in Forbes on 'How Samutsevich’s new lawyer got her out of prison'

posted 19 Oct 2012, 00:14 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Oct 2012, 00:46 ]
11 October 2012

By Pavel Chikov 
Chair of Agora Human Rights Association and husband of Irina Khrunova (Ekaterina Samutsevich’s lawyer) 

Attention to the finer legal details of the case helped to secure suspended sentence 

Source: Forbes 

The Pussy Riot case was perhaps the most nerve-wracking and intense of my career to date. And that is no empty statement. Firstly because my career spans a long period - I have been working as a human rights lawyer since 1999. And secondly because my career has included similarly high-profile cases, such as the case of Major Denis Yevsyukov, also in Moscow, the attack by anti-fascists on the Khimki town administration building in the Moscow region, the Dalny police station affair in Kazan, or the case of the art group Voina in St. Petersburg. In fact, this appeal hearing took place in the same courtroom that hosted Yevsyukov’s trial three years ago, where he was given a life sentence. [Read more]