Alexei Navalny was searched on the case about slander

The founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny has searched for the libel case initiated after the statements of the former investigator MIA Pavel Karpov. As told by the lawyer Bulk Vadim Kobzev, after the interrogation, officers asked the politician to turn out the pockets, turn up Trouser legs and shoes. Kobzev said that investigators were looking for “equipment, items, documents and other means of committing a crime,” but found only a passport Bulk.

As told the press Secretary of the Bulk Kira Armys, after a personal search, interior Ministry officials went to the Bulk, which also will be investigations. Armys stressed that the FCO together with the investigation about the business Empire of the sons of the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, which was published in December of 2015.

Wednesday afternoon, June 1, the police also interrogated the chief editor of the website of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Vitaly Ruvinsky. Ruvinsky said that the questioning took place in the editorial office on Novy Arbat. The investigators were interested in whether Navalny himself to post on the website of “Echo” and independently edit them, Ruvinsky said, stressing that all of the questions the answer was negative.

On excitation of criminal case against Karpov told Navalny on 17 may. As follows from the decision, which is in the possession case was instituted under article “slander, coupled with the accusation of committing grave and especially grave crimes” (part 2 and part 5 of article 128.1 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE)

A former investigator explained that we are talking about the four videos Russian untouchables (“the untouchables Russians”), which was spread by the head of Hermitage Capital William Browder. The rollers Karpov was accused of involvement in the death of lawyer and auditor Sergei Magnitsky. In 2015, the Meshchansky court of Moscow found the information untrue, however, noted Karpov, Bulk continued to disseminate on its website and on the website of “echo of Moscow” article with a picture of these rollers and the links to them.

In 2012 the United States adopted the “Magnitsky act”, which provides personal sanctions against individuals, which the US believes was involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. In April 2013, the U.S. Treasury has included in the “Magnitsky list” former investigator Karpov.

Magnitsky was the head of the Department of taxes and audit firm, Firestone Duncan, providing legal services to Fund Hermitage Capital Management. He died in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina” in November 2009. He was accused of involvement in the illegal return of ostensibly unduly paid profit tax for 2006.

Browder accused the Russian authorities in the murder of Magnitsky, which, according to him, opened the scheme of plunder officials about 5.5 billion rubles from the Russian budget.