Dmitri Rybolovlev’s lawyer taking case to the European Court of Justice

Dmitry Rybolovlev Photo: Francknataf

The lawyers for the Russian businessman and owner of the Monaco football club, Dmitry Rybolovlev, promised to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over the decision of the High Courts of Cassation on January 8.

Lawyers Herve Temime and Thomas Giaccardi issued this statement: “The decision of the Monaco court does not comply with the fundamental principles governing any criminal procedure. The study of maitre Bersheda’s mobile phone and the use of confidential information contained during a trial constitutes a gross violation of professional secrecy and the right to privacy.

“In this regard, we plan to transfer the case to the European Court of Human Rights for consideration, to ascertain the violation of the basic rights of the accused by the authorities of the municipality.”

The dispute relates to the use of SMS evidence on the phone of attorney Tatiana Bersheda, which was seized by police in one case, causing data to be subsequently deleted, allegedly jeopardising Rybolovlev’s case.

You can read the full report on the Crime Russia website.