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Moscow Court Dismisses Navalny’s Claim Against Browder Film

A Moscow justice has deserted Russian oppositioner Alexei Navalny’s lawsuit opposite state-owned media association VGTRK over a film joining him to British-American financier William Browder, a RBC news website reported Tuesday.

“The Browder Effect” film premiered on a Rossiya 1 radio channel on Apr 13. It claims that Navalny and Browder were partial of a corner British-American comprehension operation in Russia from 2007.

According to a film, a CIA gave Navalny a codename “freedom,” and he perceived income as a paid representative of Browder, a conduct of a Moscow-based Hermitage Capital investment advisory firm.

The film shows Browder revelation Navalny around Skype to criticise Russian inherent order, and shows what it claims to be CIA reports of their conversations. Navalny claims to never have used a Skype name shown, and pragmatic a forgery of a CIA reports by a filmmakers.

Navalny and Browder have usually ever exchanged a few emails, in that they discussed Browder’s knowledge in justice opposite Russian gas hulk Gazprom, according to Navalny’s press secretary Kira Yarmish.

The film also implicates Navalny in a genocide of Russian counsel Sergei Magnitsky in jail and says a politician perceived $300,000 to support a indirect Magnitsky list, that limited transport of Russians concerned in a box to a United States.

In court, Navalny’s member argued that fake information per conversations and exchanges of income was presented 9 times in a film.

The VGTRK filmmakers were not present, though their member claimed that a lawsuit should be dismissed, as a 9 instances do not enclose specific information about Navalny, and some do not even discuss his name.

“According to a European Court of Human Rights, people concerned in politics are agreeable to being subjects of open discuss and criticism, and a bounds for critique are most wider for a open figure than a typical person,” VGTRK’s lawyers said, RBC reported.

Following a exclusion of a case, Navalny’s member announced his goal to interest a decision.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/574956.html