Russian Judge Caught on Camera Sleeping During Trial, Resigns

The judge sleeps through the defense lawyer's argumentation, convicts the defendant

  Russia's sleeping judge resigns
Controversy over unruly behavior in court has driven a judge from the Russian town of Blagoveshchensk to resign.

Controversy over unruly behavior in court has driven a judge from the Russian town of Blagoveshchensk to resign.

Judge Yevgeny Machine was caught on camera dozing off during a trial that ended in a man being found guilty. More so, he was sleeping through the defense lawyer's argumentation, Christian Post elaborates.

The man accused in the trial has been convicted to 5 years in a work camp by the now infamous “sleeping judge.” Footage of the decision-maker taking a nap in court has circled the web, leaving Russian justice system critics crying out for his dismissal.

After news broke out, a regional panel granted the defendant a retrial due to his first conviction being “unjust.”

“The Judges Qualification Panel accepted Makhno's resignation from his judge's post,” panel member Valentina Pozharskaya says.

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