The court ordered Navalny to refute his statements about Usmanov

© Photo : AGN «Moscow»/ Sergey Vedyashkin consideration of the merits of the lawsuit on protection of honor and dignity of the businessman Alisher Usmanov to Alexei NavalnyThe court ordered Navalny to refute his statements about Usmanov© Photo : AGN «Moscow»/ Sergey Vedyashkin

Lublin court of Moscow fully satisfied the claim of billionaire Alisher Usmanov to Alexei Navalny on protection of honor and dignity, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«To recognize the disseminated information not corresponding to reality and discrediting the honor, dignity and business reputation of the plaintiff. To oblige the defendant to refute them», — announced the decision of judge Marina Vasina.

The court also ordered the defendant to remove the clip from the anti-corruption investigation. «This is not done,» said Navalny, adding that he will appeal the court’s decision.

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

After that Usmanov has told to the newspaper «Vedomosti» that the agreement on the transfer of land «Cargospace» was part of the deal on another site. According to Usmanov, he bought a house 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.

Usmanov’s lawyer Genrikh Padva in the course of the trial noted that the publication has not been proven any correlation Medvedev with the Fund. «We need to be more responsible with their words. Uncritical attitude to the material brought Navalny to completely unjustified conclusions», — concluded the lawyer.

In conversation with RIA Novosti, he said that he did not know whether his principal to contact the police with a request to Institute against Navalny is a criminal case about slander.

The plaintiff did not raise the monetary claims, but only asked about the denial, he said, untrue information.