Wednesday, August 12, 2015

1 trial down, 1 to go

The Russian soldier charged with killing seven Armenian civilians has been convicted, in accordance with his pleas, by a Russian court-martial on charges of desertion, stealing weapons and ammunition, and carrying firearms without authority. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, according to this account. But . . .
"Armenian investigators have yet to clarify whether they will seek to gain custody of [Valery] Permyakov before his anticipated Armenian trial. Yerem Sargsian, the third lawyer representing the victim’s relatives, expressed confidence that Russian authorities will not try to transport Permyakov to Russia before the Armenian trial takes place."
Editor's prediction: the Armenian trial -- which has been delayed while authorities translate the voluminous investigative dossier from Russian --  will be conducted on the Russian base and, upon its conclusion, Permyakov will indeed be sent to Russia to begin serving his Russian sentence. It may be a long time before he sees the inside of an Armenian jail.

1 comment:

  1. So, the question should be asked. A split of jurisdiction is not "a process that is cumbersome [and] does not equate to a process that is unworkable." Can and should the U.S. formerly adopt such a split of jurisdiction for all cases of common law crimes in the civilian community.


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