Trial of 12 Hits Technical Problems
Anatoly Sokolov identified usually one chairman on a video, observant a others were ‘blurry.’
Published: Jun 13, 2012 (Issue # 1712)
The Trial of Twelve, in that 12 antithesis activists are on conference as “extremists” belonging to a criminialized National comrade Party (NBP) and described as “farcical” by a invulnerability and tellurian rights activists, strike a new low Friday when notice tapes were demonstrated during a Vyborgsky District Court.
The initial video of a 27 discs and 40 hours of notice footage available during a meetings of The Other Russia activists in 2009 and 2010 were shot on one poor-quality black-and-white dim camera commissioned over a apartment’s door.
There was no camera in a categorical room, where a group’s meetings allegedly took place.
Only silhouettes of a purported activists in a opening gymnasium were visible, while their difference were mostly stammering when a initial video was played on a DVD actor around dual radio sets in a courtroom.
A web camera was put in front of one of them to promote a video from a TV shade to a tip charge declare identified as Anatoly Sokolov, dim in a apart room from a defendants, their lawyers and a public.
The invulnerability objected to a display of a video, arguing that a materials are not valid, since of a statute of a European Court of Human Rights that forbids a use of justification perceived as a outcome of a military provocation.
The defendants contend — and a military ask in a rapist case’s materials supports their explain — that a unit was rented and versed with a camera by a counter-extremism Center E group to “create an synthetic thoroughness of NBP members with a aim of proof their rapist activities,” and afterwards was offering to them for meetings by Mikhail Sazonov, an clandestine Center E agent.
Sazonov, a second tip declare in a trial, was incompetent to attend a hearing, according to Judge Yury Yakovlev.
Public prosecutor Nadezhda Filimonova requested that Sokolov — described as a former NBP member who grew artificial with a celebration and started to combine with law enforcers — brand a people on a video, that was allegedly shot on Oct. 4, 2009. He identified usually one as Vladislav Ivakhnik, observant that a other people on a video were “blurry.”
When asked by The Other Russia internal personality Andrei Dmitriyev’s counsel Gleb Lavrentyev by what facilities he identified Ivakhnik, Sokolov — whose voice was altered by an electronic device — replied that he did so by his haircut, a approach he dressed and walked and by his face. The romantic was however shown from behind as he entered a apartment, and usually his conformation was discernable.
Watching further, a prosecutor forked to a impulse when a black NBP dwindle was allegedly brought by an activist, though during a ask of a defense, a courtroom clerk documented that usually a dim square of cloth could be seen, with no picture or letters detectable on it.
The invulnerability also forked out that a video had no time formula and asked a decider to check a properties of a file.
Despite a protests of a prosecutor, who argued that a video had been performed during an clandestine rapist review that done a record properties a state secret, a invulnerability pronounced that a justification should be examined in a courtroom and a front was upheld to a judge’s assistants.
One partner pronounced that her mechanism unsuccessful to review a front and upheld it to a other who checked it and pronounced that a record had “no properties.”
Because of Sokolov’s stability disaster to brand people by their coming or voices on a video, a prosecutor asked for one of a dual radio sets to be carried into Sokolov’s room, though a courtroom staff unsuccessful to do so within a 30-minute mangle given by a decider for this purpose.
Eventually a decider sealed a session, observant that he would “try to classify all in a right way” by a subsequent event due on Friday, Jun 15.