Protection opposition leader Alexei Navalny in court at the suit of billionaire Alisher Usmanov said a petition calling on Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a witness. About this politician wrote on Twitter.
In turn, as the Rambler News Service, the lawyer Usmanov objected to this request.
In the end, the judge decided: “to Leave the petition without consideration at this stage”.
Thereafter, the defendant petitioned to call the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. In this request the court refused.
The businessman filed a lawsuit against Navalny founded, the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) on the protection of honor and dignity in April. Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings, has decided to sue for published in early March, materials FBK, alleging that he had transferred the land with a house in the village of Znamenskoye on Rublevskoe-Uspensky highway in the gift of the sotsgosproyekt Foundation as a bribe. The head of the Supervisory Board of this Fund, as noted, is Ilya Eliseev — is a classmate of Prime Minister Medvedev.
Usmanov explained that he exchanged the manor Znamenskoe on the proposed “Cargospace” land area of 12 hectares near his country house on Rublevsky highway. However, according to Navalny, the plot of 12 hectares, which says the entrepreneur, has to do with the “Cargospace”.
In its lawsuit, as aired “the Media”, the businessman requires to refute claims that Usmanov paid a bribe Medvedev and Shuvalov (the statement about the first Vice Prime Minister taken from the Bulk of the investigation, 2012).
Medvedev called allegedly collected enough dirt on him nonsense.