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The New Times weekly applied to ECHR

23.05.2019, 16:06
The New Times weekly has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), as a the Supreme Court of Russia dismissed its complaint against a fine of 22.2 million rubles (almost $835 000) and a fine of 30 thousand rubles ($1139) imposed to its editor in chief Yevheniya Albats. The lawyer Vadym Prokhorov told it, as to the Russian service of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. "We have lodged an application to the ECHR, the trial will last for a long time, for many years, unfortunately: the ECHR is deluged with Russian complaints. We had appealed to the Supreme Court, referring to their ruling of the plenary session. In the decision of the court the conclusions contradict each other on the adjacent pages ", - said Prokhorov. On October 2018, the court fined Yevheniya Albert's magazine The New Times for failing to provide the control body, Roskomnadzor, data on its financing from foreign sources. At the end of January 2019, the magazine paid off the fine, after having gathered funds among its readers.
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