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Моscow City Court to rule on Navalny’s Description of United Russia as Party of “Crooks and Thieves”

posted 21 Sept 2012, 01:25 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Sept 2012, 01:26 ]
18 September 2012  

Source: Open Information News Agency 

Blogger Aleksei Navalny, © Photo Georgi Alburov (@alburov). 

On Thursday, 20 September at 9:40 am the Court Collegium for Civil Cases of the Moscow City Appeal Court will consider Aleksei Navalny’s appeal against the decision of the Lublin District Court in Moscow. Navalny has asked for the repeal of the decision by the lower court ordering him to pay 30,000 roubles compensation to the MP Vladimir Svirid for having referred to the United Russia party as the party of “crooks and thieves”. The civic activist further demands that the Moscow City Appeal Court repeal in its entirety the lower court’s ruling in Svirid’s favour. Aleksei Navalny is represented by lawyers Ramil Akhmetgaliev and Damir Gainutdinov of the Agora Human Rights Association. [Read more]