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Aleksandr Podrabinek: 'The Slow-moving Bolotnaya Trial' (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal)

posted 23 Jun 2013, 10:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Jun 2013, 10:41 ]
19 June 2013 

Аleksandr Podrabinek 

Source: Ezhednevnyi zhurnal

The pleasure, which the cunning Russian justice system has decided to give both itself and its patrons, promises to stretch out for a long time. On 18 June the third court hearing in the "Bolotnaya trial" took place at Moscow City Court. But this was not yet the trial proper, but only a preliminary hearing. When asked, "When will the actual trial begin?", defendants' lawyers either take on the expression of martyrs, or say that they are lawyers, not fortune-tellers. [Read more]