Wednesday, 17. September 2014
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A lawyer from Borat's country Kazakhstan is facing 10 years in jail after he pulled out a flyswatter and used it to slap a judge because he was unhappy with the way the case was going.
Evgeniy Tankov, 35, a lawyer from the city of Karaganda, the capital of Karagandy Province in central Kazakhstan, had been hired to act for his client in an inheritance case and was clearly not happy with the way the preceding seemed to be going.
CCTV footage shows the lawyer come up to the judge and saying: "Let's not hang about arguing the law here, let's decide this with flyswatters."
He then brandishes a flyswatter, and uses it to slap the judge for a while who at first sits there patiently ignoring it as he is hit once, twice and then a third time.
But although the judge is initially patient, Artem Ibragilov, 39, the lawyer for the other side was clearly not prepared to sit by. Instead he stands up and punches Tankov, the man with glasses and a ponytail. Seconds later the judge comes round and starts wrestling with Tankov as well. He is seen pulling the flyswatter out of his hand and throwing it to the floor, causing the judges table to topple over in the process.
A court official confirmed that the incident had taken place and that the lawyer who produced the flyswatter had been barred from practising and also faces criminal charges of assault that could see him jailed for up to 10 years.
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