Moscow court rejects Navalny vs. Russian watchdog case

Moscow court rejects Navalny vs. Russian watchdog case
Alexey Navalny

In the plaintiff's opinion, the Ust-Labinsky court exceeded its authority, enlisting Navalny’s website into the register of banned information.

The Tagansky court in Moscow rejects Navalny vs. Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media) case over the deletion of FBK investigation about negotiations between businessman Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko from Navalny.com, Interfax reports citing court spokeswoman Yulia Sukhinina.

"To reject the lawsuit, as the claim of the plaintiff is based on disagreement with the judicial act issued by the Ust-Labinsky District Court of the Krasnodar Territory, which is charged to restrict access to the webpages, and therefore the requirements can not be resolved by the court under administrative procedure," Sukhinina says.

In the plaintiff's opinion, the Ust-Labinsky court exceeded its authority, enlisting Navalny’s website into the register of banned information.

"As we are not the party of the case, which is being considered by the Ust-Labinsky court, Roskomnadzor is the final authority that violates our rights," FBK lawyer Ivan Zhdanov says.

The politician also pointed out in his suit that information about the meeting between Deripaska and Prikhodko was obtained from open sources - books by Nastya Rybka, Instagram photos, etc. Therefore, according to the plaintiff, there was no confidential information. In addition, Navalny called the information publicly significant.

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