Nikolai Kovalev


The article presents a study which explores whether there is evidence to suggest that juries might have reached their verdict based on prejudice against victims and disregarded evidence of the defendants' guilt. It provides an overview of skinhead hate violence in Russia. It discusses anti-jury legislation and the proposed bill aimed at abolishing jury trials in hate-motivated murder cases. It analyzes evidence presented before the juries and behavior of parties during trials.

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