FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny delivers a speech throughout a rally to demand the discharge of jailed protesters, who have been detained throughout opposition demonstrations for truthful elections, in Moscow, Russia September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny mentioned on Friday that Russian prosecutors had requested a courtroom to grab his Moscow condominium as collateral in a lawsuit over opposition protests he helped to prepare.
Nevertheless, the courtroom rejected the request final month, state information company TASS reported.
In a put up on Instagram, Navalny mentioned Russia’s Nationwide Guard, which polices political rallies, had mentioned he and others ought to pay it four million rubles ($62,336.85) in compensation for time beyond regulation paid to police who labored at a big protest in Moscow this summer time.
The Nationwide Guard requested that his condominium be seized to ensure he pays, he mentioned, and the Moscow prosecutor’s workplace formally requested the courtroom to authorize the seizure.
The prosecutor’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Navalny’s spokeswoman additionally didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Navalny and his allies led political protests this summer time over an area election in Moscow that grew into the most important sustained protest motion within the Russian capital in years, peaking at round 60,000 folks earlier than showing to lose steam.
Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy and Tom Balmforth; modifying by Andrew Osborn and Gareth Jones