The Prosecutor returned the case of Alexei Navalny, accused of defaming a former investigator MIA Pavel Karpov, for further investigation. This was announced by the opposition lawyer Vadim Kobzev, reports “Interfax”.
“Today the investigator told me that the case was returned to the Prosecutor for elimination of the revealed violations,” said Kobzev on Tuesday, November 1.
TASS Kobzev said that the Prosecutor returned the case to violations that prevent its transfer to court. Any violations going on, he could not specify as yet acquainted with the relevant decision of the Prosecutor’s office.
At the end of last week, the defense Navalny has completed familiarization with the case materials and requested his termination, citing the fact that in business there is no crime. According to the lawyers, the investigator was not sufficient grounds for a ruling on initiation of proceedings, the text of the resolution does not contain data indicating signs of a crime, and the criminal from the point of view of inquiry action in Bulk it is not described. However, the inquiry rejected the application, in connection with which the case was sent to Prosecutor’s office.
The basis for the institution of proceedings for libel was the statement of a former investigator MIA Pavel Karpov, involved in the “Magnitsky list”, on the occasion of the publication of the site the Bulk. As claimed by Karpov, the publication used information from the movie “the untouchables”, containing allegations about the involvement of Karpova the death of Sergei Magnitsky and recognised by petty-Bourgeois court of Moscow about.
In 2008, Karpov led a case involving the evasion of taxes by firm “cameo”, which was a client of the investment Fund Hermitage Capital of William Browder. The investigation claimed that the Hermitage is derived from the Russian budget more than 5 billion rubles., and the Fund lawyer Magnitsky take part in the withdrawal. In the result, Magnitsky was arrested and a year later died in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”.
Browder claims that Magnitsky was arrested after he exposed corruption schemes, involving Karpov and other officers.