Investigators seized from the home of the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny all the electronics, said the opposition leader. Law enforcement officers were interested in all the computers, tablets, phones, memory sticks and disks which they found in the apartment, said Navalny. According to investigators, this technique could be used to publish blog posts”, said Navalny.
As said the founder of FBC, he remained a suspect. Under the first requirement it needs to be to the investigator. Another measure of restraint for him not elected. Navalny intends to appeal against actions of the investigation in court. “It’s hardly the first in the history of Russian law search in the case of libel. All this is necessary in order to have legal grounds to seize computers and track our activities,” — said Navalny .
The search in the apartment of Navalny was held in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 1. In the investigation participated the staff of criminal investigation Department and management to combat extremism, said the politician’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev. Earlier Wednesday, Navalny was questioned, after which interior Ministry officials asked the politician to turn out the pockets, turn up Trouser legs and shoes. As said Kobzev, investigators were looking for “equipment, items, documents and other means of committing a crime,” but found only a passport Bulk.
On Wednesday, interior Ministry officials also questioned 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.
Against Navalny is prosecuted under the article “defamation, coupled with the accusation of committing grave and especially grave crimes” (part 2 and part 5 of article 128.1 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE). The application for the policy was filed by a former investigator MIA Pavel Karpov.
Karpov considered slander in your address four video called 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. A former investigator has noticed that in 2015, the petty-bourgeois court of Moscow has already recognized information not corresponding to reality, however, Bulk continued to disseminate on its website and on the website of “echo of Moscow” these videos.
Karpov included in the “Magnitsky list”. It includes people who the US believes was involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
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.