MOSCOW, August 10 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office has approved indictment against Alexey Navalny in a case the blogger’s statements about veteran of the Great Patriotic War Ignat Artemenko.
The case is to be sent to a magistrate cout for consideration, according to the body’s press service.
In early June, Russia Today TV channel published a video where the 93-year Artemenko and other respondents were reading the Constitution preamble. Following that, Navalny released a video with comments on his social networks insulting the veteran.
Navalny was charged with slander. If convicted he could face up to 200 hours of community service. Navalny pleads not guilty.