17 October 2011
Source: Open Information Agency
Blogger Aleksei Navalny in court during a hearing
in the defamation suit brought by Vladlen Stepanov
© Photo Georgy Alburov (@alburov)
Today Moscow’s Liublino district court ruled that blogger and civic activist Aleksei Navalny should pay businessman Vladlen Stepanov 100,000 roubles in damages, and also that Navalny should publish a refutation of a number of statements he had made in a video blog, and include the refutation in the original posting in his Livejournal blog.
Ramil Akhmetgaliev, a lawyer with the Agora Human Rights Association, informed Open Information Agency of this decision from the courtroom. [Read more]