Russian media watchdog declared third party in Rybkagate scandal
The claim of the oligarch was registered on February 9 at 3:01pm, and the judge noted the claim in a few moments.
On the website of the Ust-Labinsky District Court of the Krasnodar Territory, a card of the case appeared, due to which the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) organized a campaign to delete photographs and video used by the Anti-Corruption Foundation (Alexey Navalny) in the investigation against oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Vice Premier Sergei Prikhodko and attendant at their informal negotiations model Anastasia Vashakevich (Nastya Rybka).
Lawyer of the Agora human rights organization Pavel Chikov drew attention to this on his Telegram channel. The human rights activist noted that Roskomnadzor was declared a third party in the document.
The card states that the lawsuit of the oligarch was registered on February 9 at 3:01 pm, and the judge noted the claim in a few moments. After another 10 minutes, at 3:30pm, a decision was made to prepare the case for consideration. The consideration of the claim is appointed on March 1.
Note that the Ust-Labinsky District Court refused to show the definition, which prohibited dissemination of information, that is the FBK investigation. As lawyer of the FBK Vyacheslav Gimadi said, the judge stated that "Navalny is not a party, so he does not have to know anything."
Gimadi later clarified that it is possible to obtain the decision. He stressed that a copy of the judicial act should be provided to persons whose rights are affected or violated by this definition. "It turns out that a judicial act was passed against us, but we are not allowed to appeal it, they prevent us from getting acquainted with it. This is an absolutely paradoxical situation even for the Russian court," the lawyer said.
He also added that he filed a brief private complaint about the ruling of the court, as well as the application to allow Alexey Navalny joining the case as a third person who does not claim independent demands.
On February 10, Roskomnadzor prohibited the publication of photos and videos from the Navalny's investigation, based on visual materials from Rybka's Instagram and book. The decision was taken by the Ust-Labinsky District Court in the Kuban. The regulator ordered to delete photos, videos and "other personal information" from the publications about Deripaska.
Recall, the investigation of FBK stated that Prikhodko and Deripaska were negotiating, riding a businessman's yacht off the coast of Norway in the company of escort models. Navalny accused the Vice-Premier of receiving a non-material bribe.
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