Russian court upholds ruling in Oleg Deripaska’s defamation case
MOSCOW, June 4 (RAPSI) – Federal Commercial Court of East Siberia rejected an appeal filed by the Independent Information Agency against the court ruling that obligated the media to officially refute the information that Oleg Deripaska’s RUSAL is evading taxes, the court told RAPSI on Wednesday.
Earlier the appeals court found the contested publication to be false. The court ordered to add to the official redaction that the media “did not know about Oleg Deripaska’s violations of Russian and Guinean law”
According to the defamation claim, in October 2011, the defendant’s website published an article called “Oleg Deripaska refuses to pay taxes in Russia, Guinea”. The claimant considers the information presented in the article false, and tarnishing his business reputation. Deripaska asked the court to order the media to delete the article and publish an official refutation.
United Company RUSAL ,headed by Oleg Deripaska, is the world’s largest aluminum producer, formed in 2007 from the merger of Russian Aluminum and Swiss Glencore.