In Saratov journalist sued compensation for unlawful defamation of the Deputy

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The October district court of Saratov partially satisfied the claim of local journalist Sergei Vilkova, earlier acquitted on charges of slander on the Deputy of regional Duma Sergey Kurihin and recover from the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation of 150 thousand rubles, told RIA Novosti on Thursday representative of the court.

«The requirement was stated 2 million rubles to recover as compensation for moral damage caused by unlawful criminal prosecution. Yesterday was considered and granted in part: to recover moral damages in the amount of 150 thousand rubles and the services of a representative,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

As explained by RIA Novosti Vilkov, he filed a civil suit in the court just after 4 February this year entered into force the verdict of not guilty against him on charges of slandering the Deputy Kurehina. The interlocutor of the Agency noted that from 30 June 2015 to 31st August 2017 due to the prosecution he was under house arrest, the case is conducted three search and seizure of computers at work, at home a journalist and in his parents ‘ house, and twice in the matter forcibly brought to investigative actions, and one drive, the court has during the investigation declared illegal.

Vilkov intends to appeal against the decision of October district court about compensation of the harm. «Still, I think this is not enough, I was counting on a large amount and are now considering the possibility to appeal in regional court. The state has for their mistakes reply, otherwise it will not be motivated to correct them», — he explained his position.

As follows from the appeal decision of the Frunze district court of Saratov, which has the text of RIA Novosti, fork the bodies of preliminary investigation have charged that in 2015, spread false information about facilities Kurehina in the past by an organized criminal group. Protection of the Deputy insisted that in respect Kurehina never be imposed guilty verdict. The court took into account the position of the defendant, who reported that the information learned from publications in the media in 2010 and from field investigators RUBOP.

«The court believes that the magistrate came to the correct conclusion that the intention Vilkova to commit slander is not installed. World judge rightly assessed the fact that in the course of the trial not obtained objective data, allowing to judge that a fork was intent on spreading false information discrediting the honor and dignity Kurikina», — the document says.