Week-ending 31 July 2020
On Tuesday, 28 July, a Moscow court ruled that the director of Aleksei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, Ivan Zhdanov, had failed to comply with a ruling to delete a film that accused former prime minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a huge luxury property empire (in 2017 billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who is mentioned in the film, won a lawsuit to have the film deleted). Zhdanov was fined 100,000 roubles ($1,380). Earlier that day another court had fined , the Anti-Corruption Foundation 600,000 roubles for violating the ‘foreign agent’ law. The court fined the organisation 300,000 roubles each for two violations.
‘Russian Court Fines Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation,’ The Moscow Times, 28 July 2020
‘Navalny’s foundation fined for breaching foreign agent law regulations,’ RAPSI, 28 July 2020