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    The GenProsecution is unsatisfied with the decision made for Alexey Pichugin  in its view, 24 years are not enough | 31 Aug 2006

    The GenProsecution appealed the decision upon Alexey Pichugin  on the 17th of August Moscow State Court sentenced him to 24 years of imprisonment.

    As it was made known to the lawyer of Pichugin Kseniya Kostromina, the prosecutors appealed against this verdict considering it too indulgent.

    On 21 August 2006, the lawyers of Alexey Pichugin appealed the decision in High Court | 21 Aug 2006

    Kseniya Kostromina. Photo Novaya GazetaOn 21 August 2006, the defence of Alexey Pichugin, sentenced to 24 years of deprivation from liberty in the colony of strict regime, made a cassation against the verdict of Moscow State Court to High Court of RF. As it was informed by the High Court, the defence of the other defendants also appealed against the verdict. The date of consideration of the cassation will be available later.

    On 17 August 2006 the Judge Vladimir Usov condemned Alexey Pichugin to 24 years of imprisonment in colony of strict regime | 17 Aug 2006

    Vladimir UsovOn 17 August 2006 the Judge of Moscow State Court Vladimir Usov returned Alexey Pichugin guilty under all incriminated articles of accusation and sentenced hi to 24 years of imprisonment in the colony of strict regime (to remind, the GenProsecution requested lifetime imprisonment in the colony of particular regime). The text of judges verdict almost entirely repeated the text of accusatory conclusion of GenProsecution.

    Alexey Pichugin thanks the people sent congratulations with his 44th birthday and notes of encouragement | 30 Jul 2006

     «I was deeply touched with your congratulations, attention, support and countenance. I bless all who are with me in this hard time for us from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for all kind, sound and honest people who find a might in themselves to take sober view of existent situation“.

    The speech of defence and the last word of Alexey Pichugin | 27 Jul 2006

    Georgiy Kaganer27 July 2006 at Moscow State Court the debates of second trial against Alexey Pichugin were closed. The speeches of Alexey Pichugin and Mikhail Ovsyannikov legal defendants were made. The last word was given to the accused. The Judge Vladimir Usov appointed the date of bringing in a verdict  17 August 2006.

    On the 44th birthday of Pichugin the public prosecutor Kashaev required the court for him lifetime imprisonment | 25 Jul 2006

    Kamil KashaevOn the 25th of July, when Pichugin was 44  this was his 4th birthday at imprisonment, — the trial reached a new stage: debates started.

    The prosecutor Kamil Kashaev made an accusing speech. She declared that, in the opinion, of GenProsecution, the court was presented with the evidence of creation by Alexey Pichugin, Leonid Nevzlin and „other unestablished persons of „YUKOS“ management“ of an organized criminal group. Kashaev called the court to appoint for Alexey Pichugin a penalty in the form of lifetime imprisonment in the colony of particular regime.

    The accused Mikhail Ovsyannikov: testimonies against Pichugin were made under pressure | 17 Jul 2006

    Mikhail Ovsyannikov (in centre). Photo KommersantThe second trial against Alexey Pichugin, continuing at Moscow State Court, presently is transitioning into new stage. The examinations of accused are coming to the end and the debates are opening.

    On 17 July 2006 hearing Alexey Pichugin and Mikhail Ovsyannikov had the floor. Furthermore, the calligraphy expert invited by the defence presented the court a conclusion of calligraphic expertise the results of which are included into the case.

    11 July 2006 session | 11 Jul 2006

    Gennady TsigelnikSession held on 11 July 2006 began with an incident. The commodore, Ministry of internal Affairs mayor, tried to prevent the communication between Aleksey Pichugin and his lawyer Georgy Kaganer through the window of the cell. The judge Vladimir Usov issued a reprimand only after Georgy Kaganer made a protest against the occurred.

    During the whole day of the session the accused Gennady Tsigelnik spoke. He acknowledged his guilt of the murder of the mayor of Nefteugansk Vladimir Petuhov, of the attempt on the life of executive officer of the company „Rosprom“ Viktor Kolesov, and of two attempts on the entrepreneur Evgeny Ribin.

    Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area prosecution office: the murderer of Nefteugansk mayor is established | 4 Jul 2006

    NefteuganskThe session of 4 July 2006 began with the submission by the defense of requests to read a number of documents from the case papers. The judge Vladimir Usov refused the most part of them under pretence of the fact that „this document is not related to the case“ or „that is not a document“. For what reasons those papers were subjoined to the case remained unclear.

    26 June 2006 session | 26 Jun 2006

    Photo RBCCourt proceedings against Aleksey Pichugin entered the new phase: witnesses invited by the defense began to give testimony. About 300 witnesses from Moscow, Nefteugansk, Tambov and other cities  employees of oil company „YUKOS“, representatives of the local authority, etc. will have to face the court. 

    26 June 2006 former deputy head of information-analytical department of „YUKOS“ Anatoly Kaliman gave testimony.

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  • The European Court of Human Rights. CASE OF PICHUGIN v. RUSSIA. Judgment
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  • Trial of vengeance

  • Journalist Valeriy Shiryaev on the first case of Aleksey Pichugin in his book «Trial of vengeance. The first victim of the YUKOS case»