Judge in Moscow, split the hammer, trying to reassure lawyers
The judge of the Moscow City Court, considering the case of nationalist Ilya Goryachev, broke the ceremonial hammer, calling lawyers to order.
The ceremonial hammer is considered one of the symbols of the judiciary, the judge knocks them on a special stand in the case of non-procedural behavior of any of the participants in the case.
At the meeting, on Tuesday, one of the BORN leaders Nikita Tikhonov, who was convicted for the murder of the lawyer Stanislav Markelov, gave testimony for life. During his interrogation, lawyer Mark Feigin entered into a skirmish with the prosecutor, and Judge Pavel Melekhin, trying to interrupt her, hit the table so hard with a hammer that he split in two.
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