Pope's case: the court decided to exclude testimonies of those witnesses who were not summoned to the court

On Thursday the hearing on the case of the U.S. citizen Edmond Pope, accused of espionage, the defence managed to get one volume and about a thousand pages of investigation documents from the cumulative evidence, Pope’s attorney Pavel Astakhov told the press after the court hearing was over. According to him, the court decided to exclude testimonies of those witnesses who were not summoned to the court (the defence demanded that 10 additional witnesses are summoned to court for testimony), Ria-Novosti reports. Astakhov also said that the defence will insist on exclution of all materials gathered with participation of the State prosecutor Oleg Plotnikov from the case ''if not in this court, then in Supreme Court''.