The Strasbourg court will consider the complaint Navalny in the “case of Magnitsky”


The European court of human rights (ECHR) communicated a complaint of the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny in the case of Magnitsky. The document was accepted on 17 November 2016, according to copy of application, which is available .

Navalny complained about the decision of Lublin court of Moscow, which in 2011 sought him 100 thousand rubles, having satisfied the claim about protection of honor and dignity, which was filed by the defendant in the “case of Magnitsky” Vladlen Stepanov. Stepanov, former husband of Olga Stepanova, who worked as an inspector in the capital tax Inspectorate No. 28. It is included in the “Magnitsky list”. This list includes people who the US believes was involved in the death of Magnitsky, a lawyer and an auditor company Firestone Duncan, who worked with the Hermitage Capital Management William Browder.

Magnitsky died in a detention center “Matrosskaya Tishina” in November 2009, where he appeared on charges 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 of officials about 5.5 billion rubles from the Russian budget.

In 2011, Navalny posted in his blog on LiveJournal a link to the video and documents from the website “Stop the untouchables”, which is dedicated to the “Magnitsky case”. “The head of IFTS № 28 Olga Stepanova, together with his deputies approved the withdrawal from the budget of 5.4 billion rubles. And then, it is necessary to happen, these women with a small salary spent millions of dollars on the purchase of real estate in Russia and abroad. Stepanova and her husband within a month after you have registered offshore companies that have received into accounts in Zurich, 8 million euros,” — said Navalny.

Stepanov, with this suit, noted that divorced his wife and that they have a common ownership. Money for the purchase of real estate, noted Stepanov, he received from his former business partner. In turn, the founder of FBK stressed that only posted a link to the video. Similarly, he could offer to his readers to read the book, said the Bulk during meetings.

After the court ordered Navalny to refute the published information and to pay compensation, the politician appealed to the ECHR, complaining of a violation of freedom of expression (article 10 of the Convention for the protection of human rights).

The Strasbourg court, komuniciraju the complaint, asked the Russian authorities a few questions, said the lawyer of the international human rights group “Agora” Ramil ahmetgaliev representing the interests of the Bulk. According to him, the ECHR asked, for example, take into account whether the Metropolitan court, as it has formulated its position opposition: as an individual blogger or as a public figure and a fighter against corruption. “In the latter case, the scope of article 10 of the Convention is much broader,” explained ahmetgaliev.

In February 2016, the ECHR found that Russia has violated in the proceedings of “Kirovles”. Charges of embezzlement were brought against Navalny and entrepreneur Peter Ofitserova. In November the Supreme court after the decision of the Strasbourg court sent the case of “Kirovles” for a new trial.

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