MOSCOW, December 30 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – The Lefortovsky District Court on Friday overturned the Moscow Regional Bar Association’s decision on disbarment of lawyer Igor Trunov and ordered restoration of his attorney status, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

On September 21, the Moscow Regional Bar Association’s Counsel ruled to disbar Trunov.

The lawyer viewed the decision as strange and unexpected because the Association had recognized his public activity as a disciplinary case. “I have spoken at a news conference about problems existing in the society, specifically about corruption in the bar. This particular speech at a public venue was declared a disciplinary case by the Counsel on the base of the Professional Code of Conduct. But the Code has never regulated public activities. That’s why I think, this decision has a political component,” Trunov said earlier.

Igor Trunov has recently represented victims in several high-profile matters including the case over Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt and 2011 Domodedovo terror attack case.