Navalny obliged to delete information tainting reputation of Crimean meat plant
MOSCOW, July 18 (RAPSI) – The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal filed by Russian opposition blogger Alexey Navalny against an order to remove and refute information on the Crimean meat processing plant Druzhba Narodov distributed by him, RAPSI has learnt in the court.
Earlier, the court repeatedly set the complaint aside for various reasons.
The Moscow Commercial Court ruled in favor of Druzhba Narodov on February 12. The court declared information distributed by Navalny in one of his videos untrue and discrediting the plant’s business standing.
The statements read that the meat processing plant inflated prices for food products purveyed for the National Guard, delivered bad quality goods and accused the plant employees of embezzlement during supplies.
According to the court ruling, the defendant did not furnish evidence of credibility of the disseminated information.