Mosgortrans sues Navalny and other oppositionists for more than $15k
The protest rally on July 27 allegedly caused a delay in the movement of route vehicles.
Moscow’s Koptevsky District Court upheld the lawsuit of Mosgortrans against employees of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organizers of the rally on July 27, demanding payment of 1.2 million rubles ($ 16,000) in compensation for the delay in the movement of route vehicles while protesters blocked the roadway, Vedomosti reported.
When considering the claim, the court excluded Georgy Alburov from the list of defendants. The amount will be written off jointly from Alexey Navalny, Lyubov Sobol, Vladimir Milov, Oleg Stepanov, Ivan Zhdanov, Julia Galyamina, Alexander Solovyov and Ilya Yashin. The court rejected all the petitions submitted by the defendants, not wanting to delve into the details of the passenger flow and schedules, as well as the proceeds of Mosgortrans for July 27, Mediazona reports.
Since mid-July, mass rallies have been held in Moscow for admitting unregistered independent candidates to the Moscow City Duma elections. After the rallies on July 27 and August 3, suits were filed against the organizers of the rallies and marches by the Moscow Metro State Unitary Enterprise, Automobile Roads, Ankor LLC, Fly Auto and the Moscow prosecutor.