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“I have just filed a cassation appeal,” lawyer Nikolai Polozov has told Interfax.

The 15-page appeal asks the cassation court “to declare the verdict
illegal, unfounded and unmotivated and to cancel it” because there were
no crime or motifs of hatred in the girl’s actions, the lawyer said.

“We wrote about violations committed by judge Marina Syrova,
including her illegal rejection of defense pleas, refusal to summon
witnesses for the defense, and so on,” Polozov said.

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