Navalny’s cassation appeal in defamation dispute with Crimean meat plant put on hold
MOSCOW, October 8 (RAPSI) – The Moscow District Commercial Court has put a cassation appeal against the commercial court’s order to remove and refute information on the Crimean meat processing plant Druzhba Narodov distributed by blogger Alexey Navalny on hold, according to court records.
The court will continue hearing the appeal on November 5.
The Moscow Commercial Court ruled in favor of Druzhba Narodov in February. The court declared information distributed by Navalny in one of his videos untrue and discrediting the plant’s business standing.
The statements read that the meat processing plant inflated prices for food products purveyed for the National Guard, delivered bad quality goods and accused the plant employees of embezzlement during supplies.
According to the court ruling, the defendant did not furnish evidence of credibility of the disseminated information.
In July, the Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals upheld the ruling.