Igor Sutyagin’s Legal Counsel Says Presidium of Supreme Court Ignored Its Responsibilities

posted 1 Oct 2012, 09:41 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 Oct 2012, 10:02 ]
Vera Vasilieva
, 26/09/12 

Source: HRO.org 

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On 26 September 2012 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the 15-year prison sentence handed down in 2004 to Russian scientist Igor Sutyagin, convicted on charges brought by the FSB of espionage and disclosure of classified information about the military potential of Russia. At the same time the judges found Sutyagin’s detention during the preliminary investigation was unlawful. [Read more]