The Qualification Board of Judges of St. Petersburg considered the application for the recommendation of Oksana Demyasheva, who sentenced Sasha Skochilenko to seven years in prison, for the post of deputy chairman of the Kalininsky District Court of the city. Politician Lev Shlosberg drew attention to the agenda of the meeting held on November 17.
According to the clarification in the paragraph regarding Demyasheva’s candidacy, the competition for the vacancy will be held from July 10, 2023. There is only one person applying for the position. “The decree on the appointment of Oksana Demyasheva to the position of deputy chairman of the Kalininsky District Court of St. Petersburg must be signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is no doubt that he will do it,” Schlosberg wrote.
The day before the hearing, November 16, Demyasheva, as a judge of the Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg, imposed a real sentence on the artist Sasha Skochilenko in the case of military “fakes” (clause “d” of part 2 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code), which was initiated because of anti-war price tags.
Schlosberg noted that it was to the Qualification Board of Judges that Skochilenko’s supporters and defenders applied with a request to check the judge’s actions for compliance with the law. They also asked to deprive Demyasheva of her judge status.
The St. Petersburg woman has a number of diseases: a cyst in the right ovary, PTSD, celiac disease and heart disease. At the same time, during the trial, Demyasheva constantly refused to defend herself, even during short breaks. As a result, Skochilenko was deprived of the opportunity to go to the toilet, take medicine, eat or drink for several hours – she was forbidden to take water into the cage with her.
Demyasheva refused to take a break and on October 11 – that day Skochilenko was brought to court with heart monitor. The artist asked to postpone the meeting because she needed to change the battery in the device so that the examination would not be disrupted, which was achieved with difficulty. The judge replied that Skochilenko “was warned about the meeting in advance and could have prepared a monitor.” That day, for the first time in a year and a half, the girl burst into tears in the courtroom.
The price tag of freedom. What will be remembered about the trial of Sasha Skochilenko, sentenced to 7 years in the case of military “fakes”