The materials of the criminal case on charges of embezzling the funds of the company “Kirovles”
against opposition leader Alexei Navalny and entrepreneur Peter ofitserova again came to the Leninsky district court of Kirov. Last week, the Presidium of the Supreme court overturned the verdict and referred the case back for retrial due to newly discovered circumstances.

“The case came to court in Kirov on 18 November. Thus, it can be expected that the review will begin before the New year,” – said “Interfax” on Tuesday, Navalny’s lawyer Olga Mikhailova. She noted that in the nearest time should be scheduled a preliminary hearing on the case.

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
The Leninsky court in Kirov on 18 July 2013. The court 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 Bulk and
Ofitserova as compensation a total of more than 80 thousand

The materials of the case “Kirovec” against Navalny re-entered the court 22.11.2016

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