Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: Kadyrov’s Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against “Memorial”

Posted by Info on 17/11/2010

Andrei Krasnenkov, advocate of the Chechen President, filed a civil claim on his own behalf on protection of business reputation against the Human Rights Society “Memorial”, demanding compensation of 500,000 roubles.

The reason of the suit was an article published on the official website of the “Memorial” on September 30 “Representative of Ramzan Kadyrov Misleads Journalists”. According to Krasnenkov, the article contains “slanderous allegations.”

He asks the court to oblige the human rights organization to refute the challenged information, and to collect from the “Memorial” 500,000 roubles as compensation of moral harm, the “Interfax” writes.

here is the artickle:
Ramzan Kadyrov’s Representative Misleads Journalists,HRC Memorial comments to A. Krasnenkov statements
Andrey Krasnenkov, Ramzan Kadyrov’s representative in criminal case that charges Oleg Orlov with libel*, regularly gives misleading information to journalists.
For example, Krasnenkov claims that Orlov and Human Rights Center Memorial representatives have been trying to forge a part of the materials that they had represented during the civil suit**. Kadyrov’s representative was referring to the transcripts of the video recordings with Kadyrov and other Chechen Republic officials’ public statements that they made on Chechen television.
….more here

According to Mr Krasnenkov, the pre-trial preparation on the suit is scheduled for December 6, the RAPSI reports.


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