The court convicted Mr. Navalny on fees of slandering a World War II veteran
A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to pay a positive in a defamation case, a ruling that got here hours after one other choose rejected the highest Kremlin critic’s enchantment of his jail sentence.
The court convicted Mr. Navalny on fees of slandering a World War II veteran and ordered him to pay a positive of 850,000 rubles (about $11,500).
Mr. Navalny, who known as the 94-year-old veteran and different folks featured in a pro-Kremlin video final 12 months as “corrupt stooges,” “people without conscience” and “traitors,” has rejected the slander fees and described them as a part of official efforts to disparage him.
Earlier Saturday, Mr. Navalny misplaced his enchantment of the jail sentence for violating phrases of his probation whereas recuperating in Germany from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.
A Moscow City Court choose solely diminished the sentence from two years and eight months to only over two and half hours.
The verdict got here even because the nation confronted a high European rights court’s order to free Mr. Navalny.