It became the last year for Alexander Nikitin in his legal battle. This year the Supreme Court Presidium left the acquittal in force. The decision may not be appealed or re-examined. The victory is final!
Yury Schmidt , the crusading Russian human rights lawyer and the only Russian attorney to go head to head with the Russian Federal Security Service – the successor organization to the KGB – and win died Saturday in St. Petersburg after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.