Court orders journalists to remove article about Medvedev’s illegal fishing in reserve

Court orders journalists to remove article about Medvedev’s illegal fishing in reserve

The authors of the controversial material have to remove the original and reprints from the Internet.

Roman Yazvenko, the Judge of the Adler District Court of the city of Sochi, found The Insider guilty of harming the honor and business reputation of head of the reserve Sergey Shevelev. Yazvenko ordered to remove the article on illegal hunting and fishing of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and VIPs in the Caucasian Reserve from the Internet, Svobodnye Media reported.

Also, Judge Yazvenko ordered the defendants to publish a refutation of the material and compensate for moral damage to the plaintiff - Shevelev. The director of the reserve asked for 100 thousand rubles, but the court appointed ten times less.

The defendants intend to appeal the decision of the court.

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