MOSCOW, October 20 (RAPSI) — The Moscow City Court has upheld the dismissal of defamation claims lodged by Alexey Navalny against the Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov and ITAR-TASS, the press service of the court informs RAPSI.
The decision of the Moscow Presnensky District Court of August 10, by which the claims of Navalny against Peskov and ITAR-TASS on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, was upheld, and those claims dismissed, the court spokesperson said.
Earlier, the lawsuit was returned to the claimant because of errors committed during the drawing up of the documents.
Navalny sought to declare certain statements by Peskov about situation with the plaintiff’s illness, as well as allegations about his connections with foreign intelligence agencies untrue and defaming. He also demanded refutation of the statements on the official Kremlin website. There were no monetary claims, a court representative noted earlier.
This February, the Moscow City Court upheld the decision to revoke Navalny's probation in the Yves Rocher case and sentenced him to 3 years 6 months in a general regime colony. Navalny is serving a sentence in correctional colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, the Vladimir Region.