The Supreme court dismissed the complaint Navalny on the decision of the CEC

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in Bulk fotobelka session of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe Supreme court dismissed the complaint Navalny on the decision of the CEC© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The Supreme court dismissed the appeal of Alexey Navalny on the decision of the CEC of Russia, which refused to register the initiative group for his nomination as a presidential candidate, the official website of the court.

«Refused to transfer the complaint for consideration in court session», — stated in the card case.

In late December the Supreme court dismissed the appeal of the Bulk on the refusal of the CEC to register the initiative group for his nomination. The decision entered into force.

The CEC cited «the absence of candidate’s passive suffrage»: according to the law «About presidential elections of the Russian Federation», convicted to imprisonment for committing a serious crime can become head of state only after 10 years from the date of withdrawal or cancellation of conviction.

Navalny claimed on the CEC session that supposedly has the right to participate in elections, citing the decision of the ECtHR, which, according to Navalny, allegedly called trumped-up investigations against him, although in reality the court only acknowledged the existence of irregularities in the case «Yves Rocher» and said the lack of political background.

Item of the election law which forbids him to run for office, Navalny subsequently tried to challenge in the constitutional court, but he refused to consider his complaint. The Chairman of the court Valery Zorkin said that the restriction of passive suffrage «may be used in the mechanism of General legal consequences of the conviction without special indication in the sentence as … obstacles for employment of such persons elected to public office after serving their punishment.»

Navalny has two conditional conviction: five years for «Kirovles» and «Yves Rocher». Guilty, he did not recognize. The first case involved the embezzlement of more than 16 million rubles, the second — with the theft of more than 30 million rubles.

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