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Archive for April 27th, 2010

В Чечне начался первый суд с участием присяжных

Posted by Info on 27/04/2010

Чеченская республика стала последним субъектом России, где сформирован институт присяжных заседателей.
Препятствием ко внедрению такой системы в Чечне было отсутствие органов муниципальной власти, которые по закону должны заниматься этим вопросом.

Как рассказали в Верховном суде республики, к введению института присяжных в Чечне начали готовиться сразу же после того, как КС вынес решение по смертной казни. “Мы начали учиться работать с ними, составлять списки, анализировать особенности работы. Было довольно трудно, но подготовились мы в итоге хорошо”.

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Chechnya Began Its First Trial By Jury

Posted by Info on 27/04/2010

On Monday, at the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, Magomadov asked to have his case be heard before a jury.
Finding jurors who are unbiased will be very difficult in the small republics of the North Caucasus, says Dzhabrail Abubakarov, a Grozny lawyer. The judge is satisfied with the jury because they “did not make noise, were all present, did not refuse, and all elected the foreman in good faith”.

Chechnya became the last of Russia’s regions to adopt this judicial procedure.

Officially, trial by jury came in effect in the republic on January 1, 2010. In November of 2009 the Constitutional Court explained that the introduction of jury trials throughout Russia, which was an essential condition for the termination of the moratorium on the death penalty (the Constitution guarantees a person, who faces the highest degree of punishment, a right to a trial by jury), “does not make it possible to impose the death penalty”. The absence of jury trials in Chechnya was the official pledge of existence of the moratorium on the death penalty. Following the decision of the Constitutional Court, preclusions for trials by jury disappeared.

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Kyrgyzstan President Charged With Mass Killing

Posted by Info on 27/04/2010

Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who is in exile in Belarus, will be stripped of his presidential immunity to face the charges, which include abuse of power., said Azimbek Beknazarov, a vice-premier of the opposition forces.

Bakiyev fled the capital, Bishkek, on 7 April after security forces fired on protesters and demonstrators stormed government buildings. At least 85 people died in the violence.He tried to rally support in his home region in the south of the country but eventually fled and surfaced last week in Belarus.

Beknazarov said Belarus was obliged to extradite Bakiyev under an agreement among former Soviet countries. There was no immediate reaction from Belarus, whose authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has criticised the demonstrations that drove out Bakiyev.

Bakiyev has insisted he is still Kyrgyzstan’s legitimate president but has vowed not to return to the country as its leader.

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