A new lawsuit has been filed against Alexei Navalny. The Telegram channel “We can explain” drew attention to this. It was filed by the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Smolensk Region with the Simonovsky District Court on July 13 and is associated with the dispersal of rallies in 2019.
The co-defendants in the case are Ivan Zhdanov, Lyubov Sobol, Ilya Yashin, Vladimir Milov and Oleg Stepanov. “Probably, the statute of limitations, which is 3 years, has passed, so they filed it. There seems to be a small amount of 50 thousand rubles. Apparently, in 2019, Smolensk police were involved to disperse the rallies. But we will not pay anything, ”Ivan Zhdanov told“ We can explain ”.
According to Lyubov Sobol's lawyer Vladimir Voronin, the Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to recover money for the processing of employees, gasoline for paddy wagons and other expenses.
Police officers have been filing similar lawsuits against Navalny and his supporters since 2019. So, at the suit of the Moscow Ministry of Internal Affairs in July 2020, the Simonovsky District Court recovered 8 million rubles from them. In April 2022, a court in St. Petersburg ordered the ex-head of Navalny’s headquarters, Irina Fatyanova, to pay the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city 3,931,998 rubles 33 kopecks for overtime work of police officers at two rallies in support of Navalny in 2021.