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Court upholds ruling to recover over 600,000 roubles in damages for injured parties

December 04, 2012, 16:18 UTC+3

According to the lawer, the sum of compensations is too small and incomparable with the injuries and moral sufferings caused to the victims

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MOSCOW, December 4 (Itar-Tass) — The Moscow City Court on Tuesday upheld recovering more than 600,000 roubles of compensation in favor of Ilya Gerasimenko and Luiza Salikhova, who were hurt during the shooting incident in a Moscow supermarket caused by former Tsaritsyno police station chief Denis Yevsyukov in 2009. The court thereby turned down the injured parties' appeal, their lawyer Igor Trunov said.

"The Moscow City Court has not accepted our arguments today, upholding the Nagatinsky court's ruling," the lawyer said noting that he would lodge a complaint.

While challenging the sums of compensations, the persons hurt by Yevsyukov's actions pointed out at the fact that the court of original jurisdiction had incorrectly formulated the questions for experts, missing the expenditure on annual medical treatment, spa treatment, and prosthetic care and deliberately understated the damage caused by the former policeman. Also, the questions about the search for the criminal's property had been formulated incorrectly.

"The murderer is serving a life sentence, and has no property; it's been alienated. They need to place inquiries about the property as of the moment of crime, including the share of his wife, a celebrity," Trunov said.

According to Trunov, the sum of compensations is too small and incomparable with the injuries and moral sufferings caused to the victims.

Meanwhile, Yevsyukov wrote in a statement that he was ready to pay damages to the injured parties but asked not to increase the sum.

Yevsyukov stated it in his objections to the complaint by injured parties Ilya Gerasimenko and Luiza Salikhova about the court ruling.

"I'm asking the court to turn down the appeal and uphold the ruling by Moscow's Nagatinsky court dated July 31, 2012. I wish to assure the court that I'm not refusing to pay moral and material damages to the plaintiffs. Also, I'm asking the plaintiffs and their relatives' forgiveness again for the moral and physical sufferings I have caused," the ex-policeman said.

His statement was carried by the official site of Igor Trunov, a lawyer for the injured parties.

"I believe the court' conclusions on the possibility of compensation in favor of Gerasimenko and Salikhova is quite justified; they meet the circumstances of the case and requirements of the law," Yevsyukov stated.

On July 31, Moscow's Nagatinsky court ruled on a 600,000-rouble compensation for the persons who suffered from the former policeman's actions.

Ilya Gerasimenko is entitled to 350,000 roubles for moral damage, and 19,980 roubles for material damage, while Luiza Salikhova is entitled to 250,000 and 27,000 roubles, respectively.

Earlier, the lawyers complained to the qualifying board and the council of judges of Moscow about actions by Nagatinsky court's judge Oleg Roshchin who had reviewed the case. They claimed he had unconscientiously performed his professional duties.

Yevsyukov was sentenced to life for the murder at the Ostrov super market in southern Moscow overnight to April 27, 2009. He is serving his sentence in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.




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