Dzhioeva's supporters appeal to the Supreme Court
Supporters of former presidential candidate in South Ossetia Alla Dzhioeva, who have served an administrative penalty for organizing marches in Vladikavkaz, are going to appeal with a cassation to the Supreme Court of Russia. This was reported by the representative of Dzhioeva's Staff Elina Marzoeva.
January 13, in the Soviet District Court in Vladikavkaz, a trial on Marzoeva's suit was held. She challenged the court's decision on which she was sentenced to 15 days in jail for organizing an unsanctioned rally in Vladikavkaz, the IA REGNUM reported.
As Marzoeva noted, "the judge was in the conference room for hour and a half thinking of a decision; even in criminal cases decisions are faster." According to Marzoeva, at the hearing, she stated that it was "political case and lawlessness". Marzoeva, detained December 30, filed cassation appeal to the court on January 2; consideration of her claim was held January 13. She stated that the hearings have been purposely delayed. Marzoeva has served an administrative penalty and was released on January 15.
According to the Interior Ministry, 27 people were detained for organizing the opposition march through the streets of Vladikavkaz December 30. Four oppositionists, including Elina Marzoeva and Ruslan Magkaev, were sentenced to 15 days in prison. Dzerassa Khugaev, the sister of one of those supporters of Alla Dzhioeva, arrested earlier in Vladikavkaz, was sentenced to 10 days in prison. In addition, the European champion in freestyle wrestling Lokhov Alan was sentenced to five days in prison.
Marzoeva reported that the court hearing on Khugaev's appeal would be held on January 18. Lokhov is not going to appeal the decision. But the rest, if the court does not satisfy the appeal, are going to continue to apply to the Supreme Court of Russia, and then to the European Court of Human Rights, Marzoeva said.