Hearing of Appeals on Acquittal of Oleg Orlov Cancelled

Second hearing of appeals on acquittal of the head of the Human Rights Center "Memorial" Oleg Orlov charged with libel against the President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov scheduled on October 24 was cancelled.

Assistant Federal judge told about this by phone on October 21. According to him on Monday the judge Andrey Lutov will be busy passing sentence in other case.

Another hearing of Orlov's case was scheduled for October 28. We are not sure whether it happens. We will clarify this in the court.

Information about civil and criminal cases "Kadyrov v. Orlov" see at Memorial's web-site (in English): http://www.memo.ru/2009/11/03/sudeng.html.

October 21, 2011