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The court has satisfied the libel suit filed by the leader of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky against APN Agency of Political News

Press realease
11.07.2002

Zamoskvoretsky Intermunicipal Court of Moscow satisfied the libel suit filed by the Chairman of the Russian Democratic Party YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky against the Internet Agency of Political News (APN).

The court obliged APN to publish on its website a refutation and confirmed the text. The refutation states that "regarding the repeated publication by the APN web-site on July 25, 2001, of articles "earlier recognised by the Zamoskvoretsky Intermunicipal Court of Moscow as defamatory and false publications against Grigory Yavlinsky, the publishing house of APN once again apologises to Grigory Yavlinsky."

The court also obliged APN to pay RUR 3,000 compensation for moral damage to the plaintiff. As