Navalny’s defense team to challenge $11,443 fine in veteran defamation case

Navalny’s defense team to challenge $11,443 fine in veteran defamation case
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The defense team of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny will challenge in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) the fine of 850,000 rubles ($11,443) imposed on Navalny.

One of the defense lawyers, Vadim Kobzev, who disclosed this on Thursday, said the imposition of the fine is in the case of libel against a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.

Earlier in the day, a district court in Moscow ruled to uphold the fine, dismissing complaints by Navalny’s lawyers.

“We will appeal it through a cassational procedure,” Kobzev told Sputnik.

A bit later, the lawyer told reporters that the defense team would also challenge the decision in the ECHR.

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