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    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.

    Prosecutor Boris Loktionov did not come to Moscow municipal court on the process upon the matter of employee of Oil Company UKOS Aleksey Pichugin His absence was explained by „being busy in another continuous process“. However there occurred impression that there is another reason. Hidden motive around „UKOS matter“ changed in cardinal form. Mister Nevzelin became cardinal owner of actives of giant „Menatep-group“. Therefore he should be rapidly drawn into the matter of murderers. Everybody, even attorneys of defendant spoke of prosecutor Loktionov as „too decent for such process“  he did not want to break own professional principles. Result: Kamil Kashaev and Evgeny Naidenov came into the process instead of Boris Loktionov. Both are well-known because in the past had sought conviction on several celebrated, but hopeless in sense of evidentiary base criminal cases.

    Matters of prosecutor Kamil KASHAEV:

    In September, 2003 Moscow municipal court returned guilty in misuse of official powers of special investigator of Committee of Inquiry under the Ministry of Inner Affairs of Russian Federation Pavel Zaitsev, who conducted sensational matter upon smuggling of furniture. Kashaev could change results of the matter in spite of the scandal with Judge Kudeshkina, passed earlier  in September, 2002 Moscow municipal court completely discharged Zaitsev.

            In April, 2004 Moscow municipal court passed a sentence upon the matter of explosion on Kotlyakovskoe cemetery of Moscow. Afghan war veteran  Mikhail Smurov got 14 years of deprivation of liberty by endeavor of Kamil Kashaev. Nuance was that the matter upon the explosion was already examined by Moscow district military court and on 21 of January 2000 discharged defendants on failure to prove guilt.

    Matters of prosecutor Evgeny NAIDENOV:

            In April 2004 Russian scientist Igor Sutyagin was returned guilty in treason by Moscow municipal court and condemned on 15 years of deprivation of liberty. For the purpose of passing conviction, which was insisted by prosecutor Evgeny Naidenov, dismissal of the fist board of jury and substitution of judges were necessary.

            In July, 2004 the Supreme Court cancelled verdict of not guilty to „Chinese spy“ physics Valentin Danilov, which was insisted by prosecutor Naidenov. New legal investigation led to conviction of scientist.

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