Yury DMITRIEV’s second trial, like the first, is being held behind closed doors. His lawyer Victor Anufriev recently provided his view of the case in the longest interview he has given to the media since early last year. — the second trial began in September 2018. The interviewer was Katerina Gordeyeva (Meduza).Continue reading
Russia arrests second historian of Stalin’s Terror
It is becoming dangerous in Russia to investigate the crimes of Stalinism, writes Halya Coynash. A second Karelian historian, Sergei KOLTYRIN has been arrested and is facing charges almost identical to those now brought against political prisoner, Yury DMITRIEV.
Sergei KoltyrinContinue reading
Museum director detained “on suspicion of paedophilia”
Sergei KOLTYRIN, director of the Medvezhyegorsk district museum, has been detained “with an accomplice” on suspicion of paedophilia, a source within law enforcement told the local Respublika website. This was later confirmed by the Investigative Committee of Karelia.Continue reading
Trial delayed for a month
The first hearing in Yury DMITRIEV’s new trial was postponed on 27 September until next month, to allow the accused and his lawyer time to acquaint themselves, once again, with the case materials of his first trial [from 1 June 2017 to 5 April 2018]. The next hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, 17 October 2018, at the Petrozavodsk City Court.Continue reading
“Will we fight?” asked Yury Dmitriev. “Yes!” I answered
Dmitriev’s lawyer, Victor Anufriev, talks to Zoya Svetova about the new criminal case.
What evidence did the investigators present in court, for the court to adopt custody as the measure of restraint for your client?
Today the Petrozavodsk City Court granted the petition of the investigator, supported by the prosecutor’s office, and remanded Yury Dmitriev in custody until 28 August.Continue reading