The court rejected the Bulk motion for disqualification of a judge in a dispute with Usmanov

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobackpack Alexei Navalny. Archival photoThe court rejected the Bulk motion for disqualification of a judge in a dispute with Usmanov© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Lublin court of Moscow has rejected the petition of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who demanded the withdrawal of the judge hearing his dispute with businessman Alisher Usmanov, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

Navalny in court expressed the view that the judge Vasina Marina had «stood on the side of the plaintiff». Representatives of Usmanov objected to the withdrawal.

«The statement is not provided information about the interest of judges in outcome of the case,» said judge Marina Vasina, rejecting the petition Bulk.

At present, the hearing continues.

The reason for the claim Usmanov, who accused Navalny of slander was the statement of the opposition about the alleged corrupt ties of the businessman, among the claims was the allegation of the transfer of land with a mansion of the sotsgosproyekt Foundation, allegedly controlled by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

After that Usmanov has told to the newspaper «Vedomosti» that the agreement on the transfer of land «Cargospace» is part of the deal for another parcel of land. According to Usmanov, he originally bought the mansion for his sister, but she didn’t want to live there, and then the billionaire has transferred this land to the Fund in return on the ground near a private area.

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