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In Novosibirsk, an innocent man for 5 years, "his release" was awarded a million

May 26 2005

The District Court granted the Novosibirsk civil suit a local resident, Yevgeny Lukin, who as a result of a miscarriage of justice came in the colony and spent almost 5 years.

The court awarded Lukin 1 million rubles in compensation for moral damage.

It is reported that Lukin was arrested in 1999 on charges of murder and a local businesswoman Maria Fedotova, where he had worked as a driver, and theft. Based on preliminary investigation materials the court in one district of the city recognized the suspect guilty and sentenced him to ten years and six months imprisonment in a penal colony.

But further investigation revealed that the murder committed other entity, and sentenced on this case Lukin did not have a crime in any way. By the time Lukin has already spent in prison for four years and eight months.

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