US-led coalition denies charges of US units leading Syrian 'opposition' through IS linesWorld September 25, 18:49
Supplies of S-400 systems to Turkey may begin within two yearsMilitary & Defense September 25, 18:14
Ukraine involved in illegal arms deliveries to South Sudan — Amnesty InternationalWorld September 25, 18:01
Russian general's death in Syria result of US double-dealing in war on terror — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 17:42
Russia's top diplomat says conditions in Syria ripe for defeating terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 17:07
Russian envoy notes US actions in Syria as Washington's true colors on anti-terror policyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 17:00
Economy minister believes new technologies will drive Russia’s economyBusiness & Economy September 25, 16:50
Russian, German scientists boost gas sensor accuracy that can be used in detecting cancerScience & Space September 25, 16:45
US may try to sponsor protests ahead of presidential election in Russia, diplomat warnsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 16:36
MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. On Friday, the Moscow City Court has rejected an appeal filed by Russian blogger and opposition activist Alexey Navalny against the decision of Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court, which earlier upheld the defamation lawsuit filed by business magnate Alisher Usmanov.
After the Moscow City Court announced its decision, the ruling on Usmanov’s lawsuit against Navalny has entered into force, which means that in ten days’ time, Navalny will have to delete incorrect information concerning the plaintiff from three websites, as well as from his YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Navalny’s attorney Ivan Zhdanov has announced that the defense attorneys would file an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
"We will insist that the court’s decision be overturned as groundless and unlawful. First, we will turn to the Moscow City Court’s presidium and the Supreme Court, and after that, to the ECHR," Zhdanov said.
Usmanov took Navalny to court after the activist’s Anti-Corruption Foundation had claimed on its website that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s university mate Ilya Yeliseyev and the affiliated Sotsgosproekt fund received land and a mansion from Usmanov as a gift. The property’s estimated value is five billion rubles ($88.4 mln).
Usmanov insisted Navalny acknowledge that these claims were a misrepresentation but did not seek any financial compensation.
In late May, Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court upheld Usmanov’s lawsuit saying that the "the disputed information is damaging for his honor and dignity" and ruling that the information should be deleted from the internet.
Usmanov is considered to be one of Russia’s wealthiest businessmen. He is the largest stakeholder of the USM Holdings, which controls Russia’s largest producer of iron products Metalloinvest, as well as the Megafon mobile phone operator and the Mail.ru Internet company. He also owns the Kommersant publishing house and has a 30% stake in Britain’s Arsenal football club.