Lawsuit to reveal incomes of Russian state corporation heads dismissed
MOSCOW, January 21 (RAPSI) – The Presnensky District Court in Moscow has dismissed the lawsuit filed by opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Party of Progress to order the government to publish information about the incomes of some state corporation CEOs, RAPSI reports from the court on Wednesday.
According to the party’s lawyers, party members have several times requested that the government provide information about the incomes of certain high-raking officials and state corporation CEOs. Failing to receive any reply, they decided to request this information through a court.
A representative of the plaintiff said in court that Rosneft and Russian Railways (RZD) refused to provide the required information.
“We believe that by doing this, they violated our right to request and receive information. We will appeal against the ruling,” said Dmitry Krainev, who represented the plaintiffs.
Another spokesman for the plaintiffs, Ivan Zhdanov, said the plaintiffs’ requests were justified because the current legislation obliges corporation CEOs to disclose information about their incomes.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, head of the Party of Progress and the runner-up in the 2013 mayoral election in Moscow, received a suspended five-year sentence in the Kirovles embezzlement case and has been charged in several other criminal cases.
In late December 2014, the Zamoskvoretsky District Court in Moscow passed a suspended 3.5-year sentence on Alexei Navalny in the Yves Rocher Vostok embezzlement case. His brother Oleg was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and fined 500,000 rubles (about $8,600).