Another Court Hearing in the Orlov's Case Took Place

Today, on November 2, 2010, another court hearing in criminal case on libel initiated against the chair of the Board of Human Rights Center Memorial, Oleg Orlov, took place at the court district No. 363 of Khamovniki district of Moscow (1905 year street, 4, bld. 1). It lasted 40 minutes.

Public prosecutor, assistant of the public prosecutor on the Central Administrative District of Moscow Tatyana Popova read the materials of the case that, according to the prosecution, confirm their position.

At a previous hearing public prosecutor and representative of the injured Ramzan Kadyrov informed that at the hearing of November 2 they would file a petition. Today the lawyer of the accused Henry Reznik asked about the petition. The prosecution said that they did not have a petition at this juncture.

Thereby, another time representative of the injured, Andrey Krasnenkov, did not present to the court any "sensational" materials about which he used to talk.

The prosecution finished presenting its evidences.

At the next hearing that will take place on November 25, at 11 a.m. at the same court district questioning of the witnesses of the defense will start.

The full transcript of the hearing will soon appear at Memorial's web-site.

Commentaries of HRC Memorial on previous hearings, full trial transcripts and other materials on criminal and civil cases (in Russian) can be found at Memorial's web-site in the section Court: http://www.memo.ru/2009/09/10/sud.htm

November 2, 2010