MOSCOW, April 8 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Thursday upheld a 6-year prison sentence given to attorney Dagir Khasavov for compulsion of evidence, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Appeals against sentence of two other defendants in the case were also dismissed.

In November 2020, Moscow’s Izmailovsky District Court convicted and sentenced the attorney and his accomplices. Ex-advisor of Dagestan’s government chair Abdusalam Dzhamalutdinov and chief inspector of the republican Account Chamber Vadim Yusufov received 4.5 and 3 years in penal colony respectively.

The lawyer's prosecution was 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.