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A controversially convicted doctor is free to go in Moscow


A Moscow district court has returned the case against Elena Misyurina to prosecutors, overturning her two-year sentence for supposedly causing the accidental death of a patient by allegedly botching a bone marrow biopsy.

In January, Moscow’s Cheremushkinsky District Court convicted the doctor in a case that drew criticism from medical figures throughout the capital. Misyurina’s first trial was open to the public, but the appellate judge agreed to prosecutors’ request to make her new trial a closed session.

Both the state prosecutors and Misyurina's attorneys asked the judge to overturn her conviction. Local investigators, meanwhile, insist that they relied on sound medical expertise to build their case against her.