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Sentence Delay Overturned

Irkutsk Regional Court on Thursday ordered a retrial in the case of a local election official’s daughter who was convicted of killing a pedestrian in a traffic accident in December but had her sentence postponed for 14 years.

The decision was prompted by major procedural violations, the court said in a statement. It gave no date for a new trial, which is to take place in the same court, but with different judges.


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