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    In April 14, 2005 new charges were brought against Aleksey Pichugin | 14 Apr 2005

    Prosecutor Generals OfficeOn 14 of April the Prosecutor Generals Office brought new charges against employee of Oil Company UKOS Aleksey Pichugin. He was accused in the organization of one more murderer and two attempts.  The major shareholder of UKOS Leonid Nevzlin was called to be customer of crime.

    European Court of Human Rights | 30 Mar 2005

    European Court of Human Rights

    On the 20th of November 2003 Aleksey Pichugin defense lawyer filed an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. The appeal was caused by Prosecutor Generals refuse to allow the immediate medical examination of their client and by „refusal in immediate medical assistance to Pichugin“.

    On the 30 of March 2005 defense lawyer Ksenia Kostromina made the following statement: „We are sure that we have all the grounds to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights with an additional complaint to substantiate the infringement of Pichugins right of a fair trial“.

    In March 30, 2005 Aleksey Pichugin was sentenced to 20 years of deprivation of liberty | 30 Mar 2005

    Alexey Pichugin

    On the 30 of March, 2005, Moscow Municipal Court Judge Natalia Olikhver passed a sentence on Alexey Pichugin. An employee of the Oil Company YUKOS got a term of 20 years to be served in a strict correctional colony.

    After the sentencing, Pichugin pleaded not guilty, defined his prosecution as a political one, and referred it just to the „YUKOS case“. „Im going to fight to the end“, Alexey Pichugin said.
    Chronology of the first trial

    Substitution of prosecutors | 17 Jan 2005

    On January, 17, 2005 it became known about substitution of accuser Boris Laktionov on prosecutors Evgeny Naidenov and Kamil Kashaev, famous with participation in other odious processes. Naidenov sought bill of particulars on „matter of Sutyagin“, beforehand having dismissed jury, trying to award verdict of not guilty to Sutyagin. Kamil Kashaev is noted for seeking of conviction on the matter upon the explosion on Kotlyakovskoe cemetery to a person who heretofore was completely discharged by the court.

    Dismissal of the first jury | 9 Dec 2004

    On December, 9, 2004 Judge Natalya Olikhver, in spite of objections of attorneys, dismissed jury, examining the ecclesiastical matter of the employee of UKOS Aleksey Pichugin.

    Heretofore judge has postponed trial for five times. Actually trial was suspended on the first of November.

    Arrest and incrimination of Aleksey Pichugin | 19 Jun 2003

    Alexey Pichugin

    On July, 19, 2003 chief of the Inner Economic Security department of Oil Company UKOS Aleksey Pichugin was detained. His arrest was implemented on the bases of report of operating personnel of Federal Security Service of Russia, where commission of the crime he is suspected was not even mentioned. Only one week after detaining, Aleksey Pichugin was brought a charge against the murdering of Gorin conjoint. Thereby, Pichugin was arrested and placed into Remand prison factually on the bases on amotivational accusation from the side of Federal Security Service of Russia in certain abstract crimes. But, indeed, report of Federal Security Service of Russia employee was only cause for the arrest of Pichugin.

    The chronology of investigative actions on the first criminal case of Aleksey Pichugin

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  • 14 years behind bars without fair trial. What did Strasbourg rule in the case of Pichugin?
  • Zoya Svetova: Who is it, Mikhail Savitsky, conducting an interrogation of Aleksey Pichugin
  • Alexey Pichugin: «I wrote a motion to have a visit from my mother»
  • Statement of Igor Viacheslavovuch Sutyagin
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky: «An innnocent man, Alexey Pichugin, is still behind bars»
  • The European Court of Human Rights. CASE OF PICHUGIN v. RUSSIA. Judgment
  • Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger about Alexey Pichugin case
  • Leonid Nevzlins interview about the «case»
  • The «Amnesty International» is anxious about Alexey Pichugins condition

  • 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»