The Moscow Court Fined an Associate of the Opposition Leader Navalny Lyubov Sobol for $6.5 Thousand
OREANDA-NEWS. The Simonovsky district Court of Moscow on Tuesday, April 6, decided to recover $6.5 thousand from an associate of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Lyubov Sobol as compensation for moral damage in the lawsuit of businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin for the protection of honor and dignity. This is reported by the Russian «MBH Media» with reference to the press service of the court.
It is specified that as part of the lawsuit, it was about the words Sobol «When you steal from the budget in billions, but you want to snatch some more money?», with which she commented on her Facebook page in October 2020 on the news that «Prigozhin Through the Court Demanded from Navalny and Sobol Five Million Rubles Each» Yevgeny Prigozhin considered this phrase offensive to himself and demanded to collect compensation of 65.3 thousand from the FBK lawyer.
At the end of March, Prigozhin, who is often referred to in the media as «Putin's cook», refused a lawsuit to protect the honor and dignity of Alexei Navalny and his associate Vladimir Milov, according to which the businessman demanded to recover from them 65.3 thousand in connection with the video «Putin, GRU and Novichok. Ad in the regions. Strikes in Belarus», published on the YouTube channel «Navalny Live» on October 15, 2020.
As the lawyer of FBK Alexey Molokoyedov explained then, Prigozhin failed to prove that Alexey Navalny had the opportunity to upload and delete videos on the channel «Navalny Live».