MOSCOW, February 25 – RIA Novosti. The Presnensky court in Moscow did not allow Alexei Navalny, who missed the deadline for filing a complaint, to appeal the refusal to consider his claim against the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, court press secretary Lela Kokaya told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Navalny's lawsuit was left without movement, giving time to correct the shortcomings, and when nothing was fixed, they returned it. This decision could be appealed, but Navalny's representative did not file a private complaint within the set time, and then went to court with a request to restore the missed deadline.
“The Presnensky District Court of Moscow refused to satisfy the application of the representative of A. Navalny to restore the missed procedural deadline for filing a private complaint against the court ruling of January 12, 2021 on the return of the statement of claim,” said the press secretary.
Earlier, Kokaya told RIA Novosti that the court received Navalny's lawsuit against Peskov for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation. The subject of the controversy was Peskov's statements published in the media that “CIA specialists are working with Navalny, everything that he says is what this organization puts into his mouth.”
In the lawsuit, Navalny asked to recognize these words as untrue and discrediting his honor, dignity and business reputation. He also insisted on publishing the refutation on the official website of the presidential administration. No monetary claims were made.