Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, against whom last week the Supreme court overturned the verdict on the”case “Kirovec”by referring it for retrial due to newly discovered circumstances, said he would seek punishment for the judge Sergey Blinov, pleaded guilty policy in 2013.

Bulk indicates the existence of a legal fact established by the European court of human rights and recognized by the Presidium of the Supreme court, according to which the verdict on the “case of Kirovec” was not a fair trial.

“Black and white of the ECHR (and sun agrees with it): was arbitrary and unlawful interpretation of the criminal law. Therefore, this unjust sentence. Consequently, judge Blinov, who clearly acted intentionally should be prosecuted. I think he needs to go to jail, and I’ll get it,” wrote the opposition leader in his blog.

In this case Navalny said that “this is no political position and not trolling the judicial system.” “We have iron legal grounds and my deep belief is that we should go to the judiciary, and certain judges, delivering daily illegal decision”, – said the politician.

According to him, he sent an application about the crime against Blinova, based on the facts of the ECHR and the Presidium of the Supreme court. In addition, Navalny sent complaints and Blinova, and the entire appellate structure in the “case “Kirovec”, because their decision was also quashed by the Presidium of the Supreme as not relevant to a fair trial.

“By the way, pay attention, the pancakes definitely did not want no reconciliation, it is necessary to actively punish anyone who doubts his decisions. Now in the Supreme court, we got all the new materials on the case, which show that on his initiative there was even a criminal case on the fact that someone has alleged he was threatened with murder,” said Navalny.

The Presidium of the Supreme court 16 November 2016 overturned the conviction of Navalny and the former head of the Vyatka forest company Ofitserova on the proposal of the Chairman of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Lebedev on the resumption of the proceedings in connection with the decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR), which is found in violation of the right to a fair trial. Earlier, the defendants were sentenced to five years and four years imprisonment respectively, for theft by fraud.

In the end, sun decided to send the case to the Kirov district court for consideration in new structure. The bulk of the court’s decision was not satisfied. He said that it is aimed at the obstruction of its political activities. As reported, in 2018, the opposition intends to participate in presidential elections of the Russian Federation.

Version Bulk, solution, sun was made with one purpose – to force him again to ride from Moscow to Kirov for the trial, and thus prevent his political activities. The blogger said he intends to appeal the decision of the Supreme court in the Committee of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which supervises execution of decisions of the Strasbourg court.

The verdict in “the case of “Kirovles” Navalny and Ofitserova was made Leninsky court in Kirov on 18 July 2013. Judge Sergei Blinov agreed with the arguments of the investigation that Navalny, who in 2009 was adviser to the Kirov region Governor, used his influence to compel the then Director of “Kirovles” Vyacheslav Opaleva conclude a disadvantageous contract for the supply of forest Vyatka forest company headed by Ofitserov. As a result of “Kirovles” sold their goods below market value, the damage amounted to 16 million rubles.

In the result, Navalny was sentenced to five years imprisonment, Officers received four years. Both were taken into custody in the courtroom, but the next day was released on his own recognizance until the sentence comes into force. Later the Kirov regional court changed the sentence to the defendants, replacing the real punishment for a suspended sentence and a fine of 500 thousand rubles.

23 February 2016, the ECtHR ruled that the Russian courts found Navalny and Ofitserov guilty of a crime, consisting in actions that are indistinguishable from legitimate business. “In other words, there has been an arbitrary interpretation of the law in violation of the rights of the accused”, stated in the decision of the court in Strasbourg.

Later, the ECHR refused to consider an appeal of Russia to this decision. The Strasbourg court ruled that Russia must pay Navalny and Ofitserova in compensation a total of more than 80 thousand Euro.



Navalny decided to seek punishment for the judge that convicted him in the “case “Kirovec” 23.11.2016

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