In Moscow, January this year, Murad Musaev a lawyer and doctor of legal sciences was quite convincing and eloquent in his speech in defense of the defendant Yusup Temirkhanov on the case of Yuriy Budanov’s murder.
The prosecution case starts to fall apart like a house of cards. To undermine and stand off the lawyer from a controversial trial, the Investigating Committee brings ridiculous accusations in bribing two witnesses to make them give false testimony.
An ad-hoc meeting with human rights defenders from Chechnya, Ingushetiya and Moscow, public figures, historians and representatives of media has been hold today morning in the office of the Human Rights Ombudsman . The panel aims to reveal the reason behind the inquiry and to find a way to sort out the problems of the false accusation. As all the participants of the panel emphasize, everything should be within the rule of law.
Day before, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Republic, posted comments on the weird accusation against Murad Musaev, the lawyer concerned, in his Instagram account.
Having accused Murad Musaev, the Investigation Committee seeks to kill two birds with one stone. In the first hand they wish to cause him new troubles and to undermine the lawyer before the appeal on the case of Temirkhanov. Secondly they try to hinder him working on the case of Anna Politkovskaya, and finally to exert pressure on the jury. The initiative group makes a decision to arrange a draft of the ad-hoc proposals to protect Murad Musaev to be submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Investigation Committee and to Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.