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The son of a prime minister beat his girlfriend before pushing her out of a fourth-floor window to her death, a court heard in Russia.
Wealthy Murtuz Medzhidov, 26, was jailed for 13 years in a strict regime prison colony.
He murdered “brilliant” student Tomiris Baysafa, 21, pushing her 40ft from her to her death from her through a window, a court found.
The verdict came after a campaign for justice by the dead girl’s mother who had protested at Russia’s judicial “lawlessness” when a year ago Medzhidov was acquitted.
The judge in the initial trial was seen as “extremely supportive” of Medzhidov – son of an influential ex-prime minister of oil-and-gas region Dagestan, Mukhtar Medzhidov.
Grieving mother Zhanna Akhmetova, 42, had complained that her daughter had been rendered “an absolutely sick psycho-emotional person”, and convincing forensic evidence had been ignored.
She had called for justice from the presidents of Russia and her native Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
A jury in a closed-door retrial unanimously found Medzhidov guilty of murder at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), where he trains diplomats and spies.
The mother had become a detective to meticulously collect forensic evidence in the case.
But she claimed that the original court hearing was biased against her daughter.
The detailed forensic expert evidence of how she “hit her, twisted her arm and threw her out the window” was ignored, as well as the result of a polygraph test on the accused.
Her legal team claimed that the respected institute has acted to avoid a murder conviction at its facility.
She said: “The courtroom was hell.
“I don’t wish this on anyone. Never.