Court rules against Kremlin critic Navalny
MOSCOW (Reuters) A canada goose coats Russian court ruled on Wednesday against canada goose store Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in a defamation lawsuit brought by one of Russia richest buy canada goose jacket businessmen, ordering a popular online video detailing the offending allegations Canada Goose Parka to be redacted.
Russian leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny reacts during a canada goose break in a hearing in the slander lawsuit filed against him by Canada Goose Coats On Sale Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, in a court in Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Navalny, who says he plans to run in next year presidential election, has emerged as canadian goose jacket a major irritant for canada goose clearance the Kremlin after thousands of people across Russia attended anti graft protests he organised in March.
A former lawyer, he has revived some Russians interest in politics by publicising what he says are canada goose black friday sale outrageous cases of top government officials and Kremlin connected businessmen abusing the system to amass huge wealth.
Most of his Canada Goose online targets merely deny such allegations, but businessman Alisher Usmanov, part owner of British uk canada goose soccer club Arsenal, filed a lawsuit against Navalny alleging he had been defamed in a video about Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Medvedev and Usmanov said corruption and other allegations levelled against them in the video were utterly false.
On Wednesday, a Moscow court agreed with Usmanov, saying the canada goose uk outlet allegations had wrongly Canada Goose sale impugned his and dignity. The presiding judge ordered Navalny to canada goose uk shop delete all references to the allegations within Canada Goose Online 10 days and canada goose clearance sale to https://www.canadagooseoutlet4online.com publish a retraction within Canada Goose Jackets three months.
Usmanov lawyer, Genrikh Padva, was cited by canada goose factory sale the TASS news agency as saying his client good name had been upheld.
position which is that there was no basis for the publication canada goose sale of these slanderous statements was confirmed in court, Padva said.
Usmanov legal team clarified later on Wednesday it wanted the offending video redacted to delete the allegations, but was not canada goose coats on sale asking for the entire video to be deleted from the Internet.
Navalny, who plans to appeal the ruling, said earlier on Wednesday he cheap canada goose uk would not delete the video and stood by the allegations.
reality that we see around us somewhat contradicts uk canada goose outlet the court decision, said Navalny. cheap Canada Goose investigation was based on facts.
Opinion polls show Navalny would lose next year presidential election to the Kremlin candidate widely expected to be incumbent Vladimir Putin by a large margin.
The offending video has canada goose uk black friday helped boost his campaign, garnering over 21 million online views, and Navalny successfully used it to get people to take to the streets in March to protest against official corruption.
On Wednesday, after his supporters began recirculating the contested video Canada Goose Outlet online, he said his court defeat underlined the need to step up the fight against corruption. He also predicted it would boost turnout at the next anti government buy canada goose jacket cheap protest.