Two main witnesses in ElcomSoft trial denied US visas

Article from Computer Weekly.Com

Friday 18 October 2002

The US government is facing a significant hurdle in its case against Russian software company ElcomSoft as two of the main witnesses have been denied visas to come to the US.

The Charges:

Two main witnesses in ElcomSoft trial denied US visas

The Verdict:

U.S. Embassy to Dmitry Sklyarov: Access denied

Article from Salon

Oct. 16, 2002

The federal government’s case against the Russian software firm ElcomSoft — the first criminal trial under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act — seems to be in legal limbo after two key witnesses were refused entry into the United States in mid-October.

The Charges:

The Russian programmer expected to testify in the first DMCA criminal trial can't get a visa to visit the United States.

The Verdict:

Convicted and sentenced to 5 months, suspended for a period of 12 months.

Once detained in US

From Planetpdf.com

15 October 2002

By Kurt Foss, Planet PDF Editor

Just more than a year ago there were worldwide protests exhorting the U.S. Government to ‘Free Dmitry,’ demanding that young ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. programmer Dmitry Sklyarov be allowed to return to his native Russia. Eventually both Sklyarov and his employer were indicted on criminal charges of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

The Charges:

ElcomSoft and Sklyarov now denied visas for DMCA trial

The Verdict:

Американцы оставили Лазаренко без денег

Article from Kommersant

October 1999

Коммерсантъпродолжает следить за развитием событий вокруг задержания в Нью-Йорке бывшего премьер-министра Украины Павла Лазаренко. Обвиняемый на родине в тяжких преступлениях, Лазаренко неделю назад попросил политического убежища в США. Корреспондент Коммерсантав Нью-Йорке ВЛАДИМИР КОЗЛОВСКИЙ встретился с адвокатом экс- премьера Мариной Серебряной и узнал новые подробности этого скандального дела.

The Charges:

Американцы оставили Лазаренко без денег

The Verdict: