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Russian businessman Mikhailov loses libel suit against Navalny

14:04 07/08/2017

MOSCOW, August 7 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by businessman Sergey Mikhailov against opposition politician Alexey Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Foundation, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

The lawsuit is related to “Chaika” article, published on the Anti-Corruption Foundation’s website, calling Mikhailov a gangster.

The court refused to declare this information libel and to oblige Navalny and the Foundation to publish refutation as well as to collect 250,000 rubles (about $4,200) in moral damages and 20,000 rubles (about $330) in court expenses from each defendant.

On May 31, the Lyublinsky District Court granted a defamation lawsuit filed by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov against Navalny. The court recognized information about Usmanov distributed by the Anti-Corruption Foundation and Navalny as discrediting and untrue and ordered the defendants to refute the statements.

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Russian businessman Mikhailov loses libel suit against Navalny

14:04 07/08/2017 Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by businessman Sergey Mikhailov against opposition politician Alexey Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Foundation.
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