HRO.org reporter Vera Vasilieva met with Alexey Pichugin’s mother Alla Nikolayevna and asked her how her son and she had lived during more than four years while the trial lasted and what they expect in the immediate future.
Doomed to life imprisonment the former employee of the „YUKOS“ security department Alexey Pichugin today has appealed against his judgement. As Kseniya Kostromina has told to the reporter of „Novaya gazeta“ Vera Chelisheva, her client asked in the appeal to avoid the judgement of conviction and to terminate the criminal case.
On August, 6th, 2007, the federal judge Peter Shtunder has sentenced Alexey Pichugin to lifelong imprisonment in a colony of a special mode. The General Prosecutors Office represented by Kamil Kashaev had already demanded such verdict for the former «YUKOS» employee for three times since 2005.
Alexey Kondaurov: «The fact that the sentence has already been pronounced, does not change my attitude towards it. I adhere to my position, and I am ready to set it out». «But I doubt whether you will listen to me», he has added appealing to the judge. HRO.org reporting.
In the Moscow City Court Alexey Pichugin is on the bench again. He is accused in organization of murder of the Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petuhov and the head of the Moscow company „Foenix“ Valentina Korneeva, and also in organization of attempts in 1998 and 1999 at the head of the company „East Petroleum“ Yevgeny Rybin.
Kirill Kobrin is on the air. Maryana Torocheshnikova, Radio Svoboda correspondent, takes part in the broadcast.
Kirill Kobrin: The Supreme Moscow City Court started a new investigation of the criminal case regarding Alexey Pichugin, the former head of security department of the „YUKOS“ company. Last August he was doomed to 24 years of imprisonment for organization of the murder of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov and the head of Moscow company „Phoenix“ Valentina Korneeva, and also for organization of attempts in 1998 and 1999 at the head of the company „East Petroleum“ Yevgeny Rybin. However, later the Supreme Court avoided this sentence and referred the case to a new investigation.
On Wednesday, February, 21, 2007, in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation the hearings on criminal case of Alexey Pichugin, the former employee of oil company YUKOS, were held. I shall remind, that appeals against the verdict of the MoscowCity Court (guilty at all points of accusation and is sentenced to 24- year deprivation of freedom in the correctional colony of strict regime) were lodged both by the prosecution and by the defence.