Judge of the Moscow City Court.
NEDELINA, Olga Anatolyevna (b. 1966) was appointed the Deputy Chairman of the Simonovsky inter-municipal (district) court of the Southern Administrative District of Moscow by decree of the President of the Russian Federation of July 13, 2001. On June 7, 2011, she was transferred to the post of judge of the Moscow City Court by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
Carrying out political repressions using her official position.
Judge Olga Nedelina repeatedly participated in the implementation of political repressions and politically motivated verdicts to opposition members. She took part in the Yukos case in 2008-2009, the Bolotnaya Square case in 2012-2014, in the case of Yves Rocher v. Alexey and Oleg Navalny in 2015, as well as in the Moscow Case in 2019.
In 2008-2009, Judge Nedelina participated in the unlawful prosecution of the terminally ill former Yukos Vice President Vasily Aleksanyan. She extended his detention, left him in custody for the period of treatment, resumed the suspended case, and left all his property under arrest upon the termination of the proceedings. It is highly likely that having proved her loyalty before the Putin regime in the Yukos case, she was promoted to the Moscow City Court.
She took part in the Bolotnaya Square case, the criminal prosecution of the participants of the opposition rally at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on May 6, 2012. From June 2012 to July 2013, as part of the Moscow City Court's collegiums, she rejected complaints of the arrest of the accused Andrei Barabanov (three times), Fedor Bakhov, Mikhail Kosenko, Artyom Savelov (three times), Oleg Arkhipenkov, Denis Lutskevich (three times), Maxim Luzyanin, Nikolai Kavkazsky Sergey Krivov, Sergey Udaltsov, Alexander Margolin (twice), Dmitry Rukavishnikov, Vladimir Akimenkov, Yaroslav Belousov, Stepan Zimin, Alexei Polikhovich and others. In June 2014, she upheld the sentences of Sergei Krivov and Yaroslav Belousov.
In 2015, Judge Nedelina, as part of the Moscow City Court’s collegium, retained the sentence of Oleg Navalny, 3.5 years in prison, and his brother, one of the opposition leaders, Alexei Navalny, 3.5 years of suspended sentence for a politically motivated Yves Rocher case, only abolishing only a fine of 500 000 rubles for Alexey Navalny.
In October 2019, Nedelina, as a member of the Moscow City Court collegium, upheld the sentence of blogger Vladislav Sinitsa, sentenced to five years in prison for a tweet about the children of Russian Guard (Rosvardiya) employees, written under the impression of the brutal dispersal of a peaceful protest against the illegal refusal to register independent candidates to the Moscow City Duma election in the summer of 2019.
Therefore, it follows that Judge Nedelina plays the role of Putin's “justice” stamping machine. Her court hearings are deprived of any competition between the parties, she defiantly refuses to consider the complaints and petitions of the accused. For ten years now, she has been issuing illegal sentences that are politically motivated and will hardly stop if she does not realize the severity of responsibility for this and the dubious prospect of such impunity.