Former investigator said on excitation of criminal case against Navalny

A former investigator on the case of Sergei Magnitsky Pavel Karpov said that Thursday was informed about the initiation of criminal proceedings against opposition leader Alexei Navalny. According to Karpov, the case was filed on may 17, part 2 and part 5 of article 128.1 of the criminal code (slander, coupled with accusing a person of committing grave and especially grave crimes).

On the request to send a copy of the decision on initiation of proceedings Karpov said that it was unable to do so.

In a press-service of the Metropolitan police said it had no information on excitation of criminal case. The Bulk on the beginning of investigatory actions also were not notified, said the representative of the opposition Kira Armys.

“Interfax” Karpov said Thursday that “now, Alexei Anatolyevich [Navalny] will be a great opportunity to provide all available, as he claims, the evidence of my involvement in the Commission of crimes” to the Founder of Hermitage Capital William Browder, according to Karpov, “it was not possible to prove”.

That Karpov filed on the fact of slander from the Bulk and other unknown persons who, according to him, accused him of committing grave and especially grave crimes, Karpov said on may 17.

Former investigators explained that we are talking about the four videos Russian untouchables (“the untouchables Russians”) who were distributing Browder. In 2015, the Meshchansky court of Moscow found the information inappropriate to the reality, 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.

Life may 17, reported that at the request of Karpov was a criminal case, but confirmation of this information if not received.

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.