MOSCOW, September 21 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia overturned convictions of 31 persons in the first 6 months of this year, the statistics report published on the court’s website reads on Thursday.

According to the review, the appellate instance overturned convictions of 22 persons, the cassation one overturned 6 convictions and 3 more were overturned during supervisory reviews. Most of the time, criminal cases were sent for retrials.

Statistical data showed that in the first half of 2017, the Supreme Court registered 568 administrative lawsuits and appeals. The court’s judges ruled in favor of 13 out of 82 applicants challenging judicial acts. Seven applications were related to liquidation of NGOs, political parties, religious and civil organizations as well as media. The court granted all seven appeals.

Also, the court’s instance for cases against military officers reviewed 56 criminal cases against 80 persons and ruled to overturn only one of them. The report shows that the court granted all appeals and provisions related to rehabilitation of 13 citizens, who suffered repressions in 1950’s.