The Moscow city court upheld the decision to expel the journalist Nurmatov from Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in photobacteria the Moscow city court. Archival photoThe Moscow city court upheld the decision to expel the journalist Nurmatov from Russia© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The Moscow city court on Thursday upheld a decision to fine of 5 thousand rubles and deported from Russia journalist of «Novaya Gazeta» Hudaberdi Nurmatov (known as Ali Feruz) for work without a permit, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«The decision to leave without change, the complaint — without satisfaction», — declared the judge, confirming, thus, the decision of the Basmanny court of Moscow.

While the enforcement of a sentence suspended due to the fact that Nurmatov filed a complaint to the Strasbourg court. The decision of the ECHR Nurmatov waits in a temporary detention centre in Moscow.

The head of the Council on human rights under the Russian President Mikhail Fedotov earlier, in an interview with RIA Novosti expressed regret over the decision of the court Nurmatova and offered to give him the opportunity to leave Russia in a third country. According to Fedotov, a lot will depend on the position of the ECHR.

A press-the Secretary «the New newspaper» Hope Trusenkova said earlier that Ali Feruz in the publication «was never employed, it is, in General, widely known». According to Prusenkova, «he did not receive from us a salary and was not employed precisely because he had no documents. We can’t do that by law… He is cooperating, but he was never decorated in any way».

According to the source RIA Novosti in law enforcement, Nurmatov is illegal in Russia since 2011, and in 2012 — without identity documents. Also, according to the source, Nurmatov in 2008 he appeared in the testimony of the convicted person for recruitment to radical Islamist organization «At-Takfir Val-Hijra» (banned in Russia).

In «Novaya Gazeta» refused to believe that Nurmatov — radical Islamists. According to the newspaper, Nurmatov was arrested in Russia at the request of the Uzbek authorities, and from Uzbekistan he left «a few years ago due to the fact that local security services tried to recruit him».

The editors of «Novaya Gazeta» earlier appealed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the request not to expel Nurmatov, noting that the journalist’s relatives live in Russia, he studied in Russia and is fluent in the Russian language. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin had drawn the attention of immigration authorities on deportation Nurmatov, but, in his words, «the situation is difficult, there are violations that are difficult to close your eyes.»

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