iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Russia -  Waiting For Justice

Play now 25 mins

Russia - Waiting For Justice

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 05 July 2012

Rebecca Kesby travels to Moscow for Assignment to investigate allegations of corruption within Russia's criminal justice system.

She finds a system where people can be held in prison for years without charge; where police are accused of receiving money to frame individuals and where judges are under intense pressure to convict.

Programme producer: Dina Newman.

(Image: Prison bars)

  • Why Russia locks up so many entrepreneurs

    Why Russia locks up so many entrepreneurs

    "The economy will be completely destroyed because businessmen are not safe in our country - anyone could be sent to jail"

    Read more on the BBC News website

Free download

  1. Image for Documentaries


    An indepth look at stories and issues from around the world. This podcast offers you the chance to…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss