Navalny appeals court ruling restricting access to his website
MOSCOW, February 16 (RAPSI) – Head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Alexey Navalny has filed an appeal against a ruling of the Ust’-Labinsk District Court in the Krasnodar Region of Russia restricting access to his website, the court’s press-service has told RAPSI.
Earlier, Russian media reported that prominent businessman Oleg Deripaska filed a lawsuit with the court against Anastasia Vashukevich (Rybka) and Alexander Kirillov (Alex Lesley) because they published private photos and audio recordings of the plaintiff on social media.
This development caught public attention after Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Foundation published an investigation stating that allegedly Deripaska and vice premier-minister Sergey Prikhodko, accompanied by models, had a holiday on a yacht in Norway, the media reported.
Later, the Ust’-Labinsk District Court ruled to restrict access to Navalny’s website as part of the interim measures in the lawsuit filed by Deripaska. Soon the website was blocked by Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor.