MOSCOW, November 27 (RAPSI) - Moscow’s Izmailovsky District Court has sentenced attorney Dagir Khasavov to 6 years behind bars for compulsion of evidence, RAPSI has learnt from the court’s press office.

Ex-advisor of Dagestan’s government chair Abdusalam Dzhamalutdinov and chief inspector of the republican Account Chamber Vadim Yusufov have received 4.5 and 3 years in penal colony respectively.

Earlier, a prosecutor demanded 6 years and 11 months in prison for Khasavov.

The lawyer's prosecution is related to a case against Deputy prime minister of Russia's Republic of Dagestan Rayudin Yusufov. According to investigators, Khasavov threatened a witness of prosecution via social media inducing him to change his testimony in court.

The lawyer was arrested in September 2019. He pleaded not guilty.