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Russia v. Nariman Dzhelyal

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The Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative’s report finds that the trial of Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal was based on the testimony of secret witnesses and confessions obtained under torture, and appears to have been politically motivated. The TrialWatch expert on the case, Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, assigned the trial an F grade, describing it as “engorged with gross violations of international standards” and concluding that it bore “little resemblance to a fair trial under law.”


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