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Court dismisses Navalny's mother's lawsuit for improper medical treatment of her son

A Russian court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the mother of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny against the Arctic Circle prison colony where he died because she claimed Navalny himself was not the plaintiff, a close aide said today. Ivan Zhdanov, a former adviser to Navalny, said the court in the small town of Labitnangi, near the prison colony, dismissed the suit on the grounds that Navalny himself should be the plaintiff. “Alexei had filed several lawsuits for the non-provision of medical care in the prison colonies. They were rejecting them,” wrote Zhdanov in a post on Telegram. “Now that they've killed him, they're dismissing his family's lawsuit with insulting language.” Alexei Navalny's widow, Yulia, referring to the court decision, said today that the court rejected the lawsuit against the prisons where her husband died because they would have to present videos and other information about the circumstances of his death. Julia […]
Source: News Beast

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