Russian transport entities demand $60k from opposition figures over unauthorized rally
MOSCOW, September 13 (RAPSI) - Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court will consider three lawsuits containing claims totaling nearly 4 million rubles (over $60,000) against opposition figures Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov on October 21, RAPSI reported from the courtroom on Friday.
Plaintiffs are the Moscow Metro state entity, the city’s public transport authority Mosgortrans and Autoroads state-financed entity. They demand compensation for damages they sustained because of the unauthorized rally held in Moscow on August 3.
Thus, Moscow Metro seeks for 272,000 rubles, Mosgortrans demands 657,000 rubles and Autoroads sues the opposition figures for more than 3 million rubles.
On September 10, the court ordered Alexey Navalny, Ilya Yashin, Ivan Zhdanov, Yulia Galyamina, Georgy Alburov, Lyubov Sobol and two other defendants to pay 1.2 million rubles ($18,600) to the Moscow public transport authority Mosgortrans.
According to Moscow’s public transport authority, on July 27, an unauthorized rally led to the public transport traffic delay and truck detention time.
Moreover, on October 4, the court will consider a 54,000-ruble lawsuit (over $800) filed by the Moscow Metro against organizers of unauthorized rallies in central Moscow.