Moscow court will review moral damages lawsuit against Navalny on September 14
MOSCOW, August 23 (RAPSI) – The Lyublinsky District Court of Moscow has set preliminary hearings in the moral damages lawsuit against Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny on September 14, the court’s press-service told RAPSI on Wednesday.
The lawsuit was filed by the SERB political group leader Igor Beketov claiming compensation for moral damages caused by unauthorized rally on June 12. Amount of compensation sought is currently unknown.
Earlier, media reported that Moscow municipal deputy Igor Brumel and Beketov plan to file a lawsuit against Navalny. They allegedly believe that the Russian opposition politician hurt their feelings by causing clashes on June 12, Day of Russia.
On June 13, Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court detained Navalny for 30 days in relation to the unauthorized rally. Navalny was found guilty of violating rally organization rules specified in the Russian Code of Administrative Offences.
Initially, Navalny has agreed with the city's authorities a rally at Academician Sakharov Avenue in Moscow on June 12. However, shortly before the beginning of the rally he called his supporters to change the rally location to Tverskaya Street in the central Moscow. On Monday, he was arrested by the police and later sentenced to a 30-days term in custody.