Daniel Zimnikov: The third day of trial Pussy Riot: for journalists imposed “censorship”, the defendants called for an ambulance

In Khamovnichesky Court in Moscow on Wednesday continued hearings participating Pussy Riot, accused of bullying in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Today will once again be a witness. Time the meeting was postponed for a long time because of employment lawyers in another process, but also because the defendants’ complaints of feeling unwell.

The court meanwhile gave a new occasion for criticism: the example of another high profile case – the death of Ivan Agafonov Moscow student athlete after hitting Rasul Mirzaev – banned journalists quoting witnesses.

Even before the meeting, scheduled for 13:00, it became clear that all three participants punk band, which brought into the courtroom, became ill, and summoned him to the doctors. The journalists said the lawyer, Nikolai girls runners. According to RIA “Novosti”, drove to the courthouse just three ambulances.

According Polozova, the diagnosis does not protect girls reported and did not give to talk with their clients. The lawyer said that he wanted to discuss the incident with Judge Marina cheese, but it “was closed in the room with the prosecutors.” He suggested that the girls feel bad, unable to endure the stress regime of the hearing and harsh prison conditions. However, it is not surprising, said the lawyer, after all, even grown men sometimes can not withstand such an environment.

He later reported that an ambulance was summoned to court accused Mary Alekhine, as it “dramatically decreased the level of sugar in the blood due to poor nutrition in the last days”, “Interfax”. “The doctors gave her the necessary shots, it feels better, but in the near future we will seek to establish the normal mode of trial, with appropriate breaks for lunch and a dream” – said the lawyer. Other girls, he said, feel good.

Earlier, Press Secretary of Moscow Khamovniki Court Daria Lyakh announced that no serious health problems doctors have not found the girls, and the defendants will be able to participate in the process. However, she did not specify the diagnosis or cause of the illness of the accused, reports of rape.

Already in the afternoon, the girls again, the defendants claimed that they could not participate in the process due to poor health. “We are in a semiconscious state,” – said Hope Tolokonnikova. It was supported by the other girls.

The defense asked the court to suspend the process. Cheeses Marina denied them in this. The girls were asked to call an ambulance. The judge refused to meet them, and this request.

Then the bad state of health said the lawyer Volkova Violetta. She left the courtroom. Judge asked to put on record that would not let her go.

FPS: dry rations provided by the defendants for “food rules” to follow the court

Themselves participating Pussy Riot previously complained to the judge on fatigue and health problems. According to them, due to late completion of court proceedings brought in the jail at two o’clock in the morning, and five in the morning is awake again to take away the court. In this case the lawyers pointed out that before leaving the girls for several hours held in the so-called “glass” – the cell area of ​​1 square meter of free air circulation.

In addition, the defense pointed to the defendants, they do not have time for breakfast and dinner in prison, and feed only dry rations, which they give to themselves. Lawyers do not know of what it is, but do not exclude that it may be just biscuit and noodle “Doshirak.” On the eve of a meeting of the Alekhine, Maria court stated that the demands on the time to stop the process. “I can not participate in the process. We did not sleep and we were not fed. This torture!” – She said.

The defendants asked the judge to change the rules Marina Cheese meetings, to increase the breaks and finishing early every day, but she refused.

Press Service of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), the Office is located in jail, where participants sit Pussy Riot, on Wednesday reported on the conditions of their detention. As stated in the department, Hope Tolokonnikova, Alekhine, Maria and Catherine Samutsevich “fully equipped with the statutory provisions on the dry food court proceedings.” A “regulation of food intake is within the competence of the court,” said the press service.

When escorting and finding the accused, suspects and defendants in court administration provides them with jail, “the individual diets (PRI),” reads the letter sent to “Interfax”. The defendants in the case of Pussy Riot also received the PRI during the trial, assured the press service of the FSIN. The possibility to take food to ensure that court. According to the press service, complaints about “inappropriate content” of the defendants in jail is not sent.

A judge said third outlet for three days – this time the victims

During the meeting began was again challenged the judge, but this time from the protection of victims. Their lawyer Alex Taratukhin suspect the judge in his personal interest. “I saw in the hall of July 31 was a lawyer Volkova Violetta, after it was followed by Judge Marina cheese, which, in my opinion, the evidence of the special relationship the judge and counsel,” – he said.

In this case the defender said that in his opinion, “the judge has lost objectivity, and the victims play a role of extras in court,” ITAR-TASS reported. In addition, in his opinion, the judge ignored the comments of lawyers of the defendants with respect to the testimony of victims who suffered humiliating the dignity of the proceedings.

Lawyers for the defendants supported the withdrawal, the declared victim advocates, and have their own outlet. They also said they witnessed on the eve of a private conversation, judges and lawyers of the victims. Protection of the defendants requested a recording camera, which captures the fact that should be communicating with the judge’s counsel victims.

“The law does not provide for confidential communications with attorneys judge the parties, and involves a conspiracy,” – said one of the lawyers for the defendants Volkova Violetta. Another lawyer, Mark Feigin asked the judge to “finally take the rejection,” which has twice asked the defense. “Let’s record and find out who actually spoke with the judge,” – said Feigin.

The prosecutor objected to the challenge, noting that the judge would discuss with a lawyer procedural matter.

This was the third challenge the judge cheeses, announced three days hearing process on the merits. Previously, two off the lawyers said the defendants, and both were rejected. At this time, Cheeses and did not take the rejection.

Word of the witnesses may be quoted, but only after all the interviews, explained in Mosgrsude

The fact that the media banned from quoting the testimony of witnesses at the trial in the Khamovnichesky court, told the journalists themselves. “So-so. Court has banned direct and indirect quoted speech witnesses Pussy Riot … Article 246 of the CCP. Otherwise removed from the process of writing and editorial warned … 264 of the CPC, I’m sorry,” – wrote on Twitter journalist Andrei Kozenko. He also notes that Article 264 of the CPC provisions prohibiting the media quoted the speakers at the meeting, no.

Indeed, Article 264 of the Criminal Procedure Code stipulated procedure for removal from the courtroom witnesses. “Which were the witnesses prior to their interrogation of removed from the courtroom. Bailiff shall take measures to ensure that witnesses are not questioned by the court did not communicate with the interrogated witnesses, as well as other persons in the courtroom” – but the article says.

Previously, a similar decision to ban the citation was made Zamoskvoretskiy court in the case of Rasul Mirzaev. As explained in court, not the speakers can read the testimony of witnesses questioned people and change them. The representative of the court, however, noted that the prohibition applies only to direct quotations – indirect speech can pass the word of witnesses.

By the beginning of the hearing in the Khamovnichesky court became aware that the court, wanting first to ban both direct and indirect quotations, yet made concessions: “After our small, but extremely vigorous rally indirect speech witnesses were allowed,” – wrote Kozenko.

In the Moscow City Court RAPS clarified that publish verbatim retelling of the witnesses in the press can be, but only after the interrogation of witnesses. “Witness statements are not secret, and there is no ban on their literal retelling of the media,” – said the head of the press service of Moscow City Court Anna Usacheva.

However, under Article 278 of the Code regulating the procedure for examination of witnesses, said that “during the lighting of open trial of the press should take into account the order of the presiding judge on the case, as well as guided by applicable law, and common sense,” added Usachev.

She recalled that journalists have a right to light a public trial and the court can not prohibit them from working on open processes. “The work of the media includes direct quotations and indirect speech, and analysis of information received”, – said the representative of the Moscow City Court.

Time to get acquainted with the case had enough, decided to court

Prior to the meeting of the Court of Catherine Samutsevich, Hope and Mary Tolokonnikova Alekhine became known that the court rejected the latest appeal to the limitation in terms of familiarization with the case, reports of rape.

Alekhine, like the other two defendants are asked to invalidate a decision Tagansky Court of Moscow dated July 4, in which the accused and their defense was limited to a period of acquaintance with the case until July 9. A few days before the recall lawyers activists complained that the court hearing on their wards were moved to an earlier date “because of fears that the resonance and the public discontent affair attracted much attention.” Because of this, as noted, lawyers do not have time to get acquainted with the case.

“The punk prayer service the court decided to answer the punk-process”

Not only is the maintenance of public prosecution largely discredited in the eyes of some judges of the general public and many journalists. In the “guilt” trial Pussy Riot and put loyalty to the number of incidents is almost anecdotal nature. So, on Tuesday, the court shall hear the testimony of victims who had suffered from dubious musical talent singers’ punk-prayer, “was all the same – down to the typographical errors in the statements.

“The nature of the proceedings makes think that the punk prayers Russian court decided to answer the punk-process” – said in an editorial, “Vedomosti”.

Experts have long noted the poor quality of the judicial investigation, which usually follows the findings of a preliminary, the newspaper said. But the court in the case of Pussy Riot stands out even from this series, the authors believe the article and quote passages from yesterday’s questioning of victims. “Such citations can gain a lot. At the core, of course, an indictment, which, according to counsel for the accused, not legal, and” artistic “product” – the article says.

“Why do the authorities Live Stream, which gives the picture a mad judgment and common sense of the defendants? One can recall that recently has been a direct translation from the presidential election, which fixed the circus at some polling stations, but this did not lead – the courts do not took actions “- remind journalists” Vedomosti “.

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One Response to Daniel Zimnikov: The third day of trial Pussy Riot: for journalists imposed “censorship”, the defendants called for an ambulance

  1. Vlad L. says:

    They have to be free

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