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Blogger Navalny Must Pay Businessman Stepanov 100,000 Roubles, Court Rules

posted 17 Oct 2011, 07:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Oct 2011, 07:51 ]
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]