Complaint to S.V. Kudeneyev, Prosecutor of the city of Moscow

To: S. V. Kudeneyev
Prosecutor of the city of Moscow

From: M. S. Dolomanov
Attorney, Dolomanov & Partners
Registry Number 77/922



When I was received at the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office on 12 March 2012, I handed over to the host party a statement dated 11 March 2012 by Andrei F. Borodin addressed to the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation to be considered on its merits.  The statement contained facts pointing to misapplication of budget funds and numerous legal violations during the so-called “financial restructuring” of the Bank of Moscow.

On 16 March 2012 Mr Borodin’s statement was groundlessly forwarded by the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office to the Investigations Department of the Russian Interior Ministry to check the arguments in the course of the investigation of Criminal Case No. 89816. I have lodged a complaint against that action. Because my complaint was granted, Mr Borodin’s statement was forwarded to the Russian Interior Ministry Main Administration for Moscow Economic Security and Corruption Control Directorate to organize a check under Articles 144-145 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. Continue reading

European Parliament resolution on the Political use of justice in Russia

The European Parliament,

–      having regard to its previous reports and resolutions on Russia, in particular its resolutions of 15 March 2012on the outcome of the presidential elections in Russia, of 16 February 2012 on the upcoming presidential election in Russia, of 14 December 2011on the State Duma election and of 7 July 2011on preparations for the Russian State Duma elections in December 2011,

–      having regard to the ongoing negotiations for a new agreement providing a new comprehensive framework for EU-Russia relations, as well as to the ‘Partnership for Modernisation’ initiated in 2010,

–      having regard to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which states that everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law, Continue reading