MOSCOW, January 30 - RAPSI. Moscow courts will continue to stream high-profile trials online, chair of the Moscow City Court Olga Yegorova said on Tuesday at a meeting on the judges' performance last year.
She noted that the media published objective reports about the cases which were streamed online. "We will continue to stream the trials of high-profile cases online," the judge said.
Yegorova pointed out that the new building of the Moscow City Court where appeals are heard has modern equipment, while the block where criminal trials are held is lagging behind in this respect. "We have received some allocations from you, but we need more," she told Alexander Gusev, head of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court. He promised to secure the necessary funds for streaming the court's trials.
In 2012, the Moscow courts and RAPSI streamed the trials of mixed martial arts champion Rasul Mirzayev and punk rock group Pussy Riot, as well as the meeting of the court presidium that heard appeals from former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his partner Platon Lebedev.