Platon Lebedev Challenges Parole Law in Constitutional Court

posted 24 Nov 2011, 04:35 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Nov 2011, 04:35 ]
Source: (info), 23/11/11 

· The Courts  · Yukos affair 

Platon Lebedev, ex-head of Menatep Bank, has challenged in the Constitutional Court the law that allows a request for parole to be rejected if a prisoner has not admitted their guilt, Interfax reports. 

As Platon Lebedev’s lawyer Vladimir Krasnov explained to Interfax, the law “is interpreted by courts that lack independence as allowing them to reject requests for parole by prisoners who have not admitted their guilt, and indeed who continue to contest their convictions in procedures established by law.” [Read more]