Criminal Proceedings against Oleg Orlov will be Closed January 20

On January 20, 2012, Friday, at 2 pm in Khamovniki court of Moscow (7th Rostovsky lane, 21) final court hearing on the consideration of appeals on acquittal of the head of the Human Rights Center "Memorial" Oleg Orlov will take place.

Let us recall that Orlov is charged with libel against the President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov that he was in charge of the murder of “Memorial’s employee Natalya Estemirova.

The date was announced at yesterday’s hearing.

As the President Dmitry Medvedev has signed the law on decriminalization of libel, the judge will dismiss the action in the presence of all parties.

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.

January 17, 2012