Matvienko urged to remove “cells” in the courts

Matvienko urged to remove “cells” in the courts

The problem with so-called cages for defendants in cases in the halls of the courts to be resolved before the end of the year, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko at the meeting of the upper house of Parliament.

With this appeal, she appealed to the General Director of Judicial Department at the Supreme court (SC) of Russia Alexander Gusev.

“You know, the dream of the members of the Federation Council? That “cells” were seized from the premises, which deals with the court case, because to keep in a “cage” of people not accused of anything, innocent until the trial… (not found guilty. — Ed.) — it is inhumane, unworthy,” leads her words TASS.

She added that it can be done, as in European countries: that the defendant sat next to his lawyer at the table, in human terms.

As stressed by Matvienko, it is necessary to strengthen the escort service.

In this regard, the Senator instructed the head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas for six months to prepare concrete solutions.

“Cells” in the Russian courts appeared in the early 90-ies of XX century during the trial of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, to avoid lynching. After the conclusion of the case they are stuck.