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Bill granting relatives right to defend suspects in courts reaches State Duma

17:49 05/04/2018

MOSCOW, April 5 (RAPSI) – The State Duma will review a bill granting a right to defend interests of relatives in courts, the database of the lower house of parliament reads.

According to the bill, a prosecutor may allow a person to defend interests of a close relative alongside a lawyer. Suspects also get a right to request a specific person to defend their interests as well.

Currently, these rights are reserved for defendants but not suspects, authors of the bill note.

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Bill granting relatives right to defend suspects in courts reaches State Duma

17:49 05/04/2018 The State Duma will review a bill granting a right to defend interests of relatives in courts, the database of the lower house of parliament reads.
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