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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lawyer Navalny: in the case of libel to put Alexei will fail

A former investigator MIA Pavel Karpov accused opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the publication of the materials discrediting his honor and dignity. According to Lifenews, after checking the application on may 17, the investigating authorities of Moscow adopted a decision to initiate a criminal case against Navalny under the criminal code “defamation”, citing the fact that he repeatedly published on his blog discrediting the honor and dignity Karpov materials that it does not contain reliable information. Karpov himself said that he had not received the notice on excitation of criminal case. He confirmed, however, that such a statement on his behalf took place. “MK” asked about the prospects of the case, the lawyer Bulk Vadim Kobzev.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The lawyer said that no notification vozbuzhdenii a new criminal case, his client has not yet received. Recall that two years ago the opposition leader was already convicted at the suit of libel on municipal Deputy Alexei Lisovenko and was fined 300 thousand rubles. Then Lisovenko in his complaint about the protection of honor and dignity, asked the court to recognize the defendant, that is, Navalny, guilty that he called in his Internet message to plaintiff a drug addict.

– It is not clear what are the charges against Alexei Navalny, of course, if this is not “duck” the press. If the information is true, soon the Bulk should call for questioning. May even be searched. This has already happened, although it is not clear what to look for in the libel, – said Kobzev.

The lawyer expressed confidence that if the next sentence is needed in order to put Bulk, count on it untenable. He recalled that in the Criminal code article for libel involves the punishment due a fine from 500 thousand to 5 million rubles, or obligatory works for the term from 160 up to 480 hours.

– As you can see, the penalty of imprisonment of not talking. Can’t this sentence be, even summing up the previous similar one. If the court sides with the defendant, most likely, it will again be fine – said Vadim Kobzev.

We will remind, Pavel Karpov refers to the defendants in the “Magnitsky list”. In December 2015, he appealed to law enforcement bodies with the statement about the possible relationship of the Fund of struggle against corruption and the actions of the Director of Fund Hermitage Capital William Browder, who is wanted. Karpov, as reported by the newspaper “Kommersant”, considered that Navalny decided to publish the investigation about the business of the family of the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika shortly after interior Ministry investigators and the Cyprus police raided on charges of illegal withdrawal of shares of “Gazprom” from Russia, which are estimated at 5.4 billion rubles. After the publication of the investigation on the family of Gulls, the interior Ministry has not received from Cyprus the documents in this case.

According to Karpov, on the relationship between BCF and exposure Hermitage Capital, in particular, says “the active participation of Navalny in “advertising and distribution” prepared by the Browder movies “the untouchables”. Navalny in his blog, quoted the publication “Kommersant” and published the video in question. In it, in particular, it is argued that Karpov was allegedly designed by his mother in an apartment complex “Shuvalovsky”, the market value of which is $930 thousand

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