MOSCOW, December 6 - RAPSI. Supreme Court Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev has supported the idea of simplifying the sentencing procedure, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ reports.

"The issue of a simplified sentencing procedure, i.e. when a judge only reads out the title and the operative part of the sentence, is high on the agenda," Lebedev said.
Lebedev upheld the idea as the judges' workload will significantly decrease, he said, adding that in some cases a judge may spend several days pronouncing a sentence.

Lebedev also noted that judges may pass sentences in a simplified manner if a case is heard behind closed doors or refers to economic crimes.