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Court orders Gelman to pay 100,000 roubles to Yakemenko, head of the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs

posted 1 Mar 2012, 01:48 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 Mar 2012, 01:48 ]
28 February 2012 


On 28 February 2012 the Savelovsky Moscow District Court announced its findings on a claim brought by Vasily Yakemenko the Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs against Marat Gelman a high profile gallery owner and art collector and the online news agency Gazeta.Ru. 

The court ordered Gelman to publish a retraction of statements made on Twitter and Live Journal that Yakemenko had ordered the assault and battery ofKommersant journalist Oleg Kashin. In addition, the court ordered the gallery owner to pay Yakemenko 100,000 roubles. Gazeta.Ru was also ordered to publish a retraction and pay him 5,000 roubles. [Read more]