Ex-owner of Cherkizon Ismailov loses case against Rosbalt
The entrepreneur demanded to remove seven publications with photos.
The former owner of the Cherkizovsky Market, Telman Ismailov, whom Moscow’s Basmanny Court is arrested in absentia and put on the international wanted list, lost the lawsuit against Rosbalt. Earlier, the entrepreneur filed a lawsuit in the Smolensk Court of St. Petersburg on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation with the requirement to remove seven editorial materials and publish retractions.
“The materials contained an assessment of the events that took place with the claimant’s participation, and, according to the law, the media cannot be held accountable for expressing assessments and opinions,” the news agency’s lawyer Dmitry Firsov said.
The publications concerned the criminal case initiated against Ismailov. The investigation accused the entrepreneur of kidnapping singer Avraam Russo, involvement in the two murders and illegal arms trafficking. In the same case, the court arrested the alleged murder organizer, Telman’s brother Rafik Ismailov. Another brother, Vagif, managed to escape from the investigation and was put on the international wanted list, and also arrested in absentia. He is charged with helping to conceal crimes.
Consolidator of metropolitan lands: Empire of Aleksander Postrigan’, ex-Head of Klin District, collapses
According to Aleksander Kurennoy, an official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the watchdog authority is about to file with the Klin Town Court of the Moscow Region a lawsuit to confiscate assets worth in total 4 billion rubles ($62.1 million) from Aleksander Postrigan’, ex-Head of the Klin District. Aleksander Postrigan’ was arrested in June 2018 on suspicion of exceeding official powers and remains in detention since then. The CrimeRussia was figuring out the origin of billions of rubles and hundreds of real properties belonging to the Honorable Builder of the Moscow Region, business affairs of his relatives and friends, and why the official was busted for corruption so many years after pulling off his criminal schemes.