Thursday, June 25, 2009

Supreme Court overturned the verdict in the case of Politkovskaya.

SyuzhetyUbiystvo Anna Politkovskoy27.05.2009Delo transferred to the Supreme sudKommentariiNe nikogo19.02.2009Prisyazhnye remaining defendants were acquitted of the murder of PolitkovskoyOpravdatelny the sentence for the murder of a journalist "Novaya Gazeta" Anna Politkovskaya, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The sentence was appealed against the prosecutor's office, which insisted on its abolition, and the direction of affairs in the new review, reported RIA Novosti.
In February 2009, a jury found innocent brothers Jabrayil Makhmudov and Ibrahim, as well as former Operupolnomochennyj UBOPa Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Sergey Hadzhikurbanova. In the opinion of the board, the investigation has not compiled sufficient evidence of the involvement of the defendants to the crime.
Procuracy motivated its demand to abolish the penalty occurred during the process flawed. Earlier, the head of the UPC Alexander Bastrykin said that the process had been lost by the prosecution because of the inability to work in the trial by jury.
Reasons for the decision of the Supreme Court to abolish the sentence is not yet known.
Acquittal on grounds the jury's verdict was approved February 20, the Moscow District Military Court. The defendants were released from the courtroom. However Hadzhikurbanov was re-arrested on 4 April: he is accused of extortion of money from Dmitry Pavlyuchenkova, who was the principal witness in the case of Politkovskaya.
Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow in October 2006. Brothers Makhmudov accused of having helped his brother Rustam Mahmudov in the preparation of the assassination, but Hadzhikurbanova - in the surveillance of journalists.
Executors of the crime investigation finds Mahmudova Rustam, who is internationally wanted in connection with his Separated. The Employer and the reasons for the killing were not identified.
Attorney Murad Musayev representing Jabrayil Mahmudova, said after the abolition of acquittal, which intends to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. In his opinion, a military panel of the Supreme Court issued a decision to abolish without sufficient reason to.

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