The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered Moscow to pay damages to Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and his brother, for embezzlement convictions that resulted in Navalny's brother landing in jail and Navalny himself being placed under probation.
With regard to article 18 (political motive), the court eliminated from consideration.
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But the CEC said in June that he is ineligible to run for public office because of a financial-crimes conviction in one of two high-profile cases that he says were fabricated by authorities for political reasons.
At the same time, three judges of the ECHR - Dmitry Dedov, Helen Keller and Georgios Sergides - expressed the opinion that it was necessary to consider the possible political background of the case.
Russian opposition firebrand Alexei Navalny will have to pay 4.5 million rubles ($67,000) to the Multidisciplinary Processing Company, the determined victim in the Yves Rocher case, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, citing the database of the Federal Court Marshals Service. We have proved that the case was fabricated, and disgusting buffoonery that took place in Zamoskvoretsky court in 2014, had no relationship to a fair trial. Oleg Navalny was sentenced to 3.5 years of colony, his brother Alexey got the same suspended sentence. On a second review, the Russian court condemned Navalny and Ofitserov again, sentencing them to suspended sentences.